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MPD conducts traffic blitz

July 3, 2006

Moultrie -- The holiday traffic blitz has been in full swing since Friday on south Georgia's Highways and area police are doing their part to keep you safe.  

This afternoon, the Moultrie Police Department started setting up different check points that will continue throughout the evening. The roadblocks are aimed at impaired drivers who might endanger others.  

"Right here in Colquitt County I know over the last ten years we've averaged about ten deaths on our highways, usually averaging three to five of those in the city limits of Moultrie, so the idea is we just want to keep people safe," said Sgt. Sam Smith of the Moultrie Police Department.  

Police will also look for seat belt violations and improperly installed child safety seats. The Moultrie Police blitz will last through Sunday night.

Already 15 people have died on Georgia roads this holiday weekend. More than 500 have been injured, and there have been more than 2200 accidents.

The Albany, Lee, and Baker County Georgia State Patrol post reports 43 accidents and 12 injuries so far.

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