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July 4th holiday a deadly one

July 5, 2006

Albany - -  The state under-estimated the number of people who would be involved in wrecks and how many would die in Georgia over the 4th of July weekend.

One of the 25 holiday traffic deaths happened on the fourth around 12:30 during the day.

State troopers are still investigating the wreck that happened on John Collins Road in Mitchell County.

In Dougherty county, more than a hundred people were pulled over.

"We made 7 arrests through the road checks we had over the weekend period. Through those, there were a combination of things, some were for drug violations, alcohol related, license being suspended and so forth, people continuing to drive even after their license being suspended," says Lt. Tom Jackson of Dougherty County HEAT.

The Georgia State Patrol predicted there would be 2700 wrecks this weekend, but  there were more than 3000. They predicted 1300 people would be injured, more than 800 were. They predicted 23 people would die. 25 people were killed in Georgia this holiday weekend.

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