Law enforcement join forces for roadblock - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Law enforcement join forces for roadblock

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Stores gear up for Tax Free Weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:18:42 GMT
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>
    Retail stores in South Georgia are gearing up for the tax free holiday weekend.More >>
  • Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Shoppers fire up for tax free holiday

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:12 AM EDT2014-08-01 08:12:21 GMT
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
    Calculators, spirals, backpacks...just a few essentials for back-to-school shopping and with a bonus of a tax free holiday, shoppers will be scrambling to snag the best deals. More >>
  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>

September 15, 2006

Doerun-- If you're planning to be on the road, look out. Law enforcemers from all over Southwest Georgia are teaming up to make sure drivers are following the rules.    

Traffic passed through the town of Doerun Friday night.  Many cars and buses were headed to a big football game but some drivers are had to make a surprise stop along the way.

"I just didn't know what was going on," says driver Alysha Askew. It's a road block.  It's creators? A special network of law enforcement officials from all over Southwest Georgia and they have goals.

"I hope we save some lives and promote safety," says Doerun Chief Randy Hill. And to reach those goals, they're looking for anything and everything.

"Suspended licenses, DUI's, no license," says Berlin Chief Jerry Evers. Some primary focuses are seatbelts and proper use of child safety restraints. "Georgia ranks as one of the highest states in the nation as far as serious injuries and fatalities due to people not wearing safety belts or improperly or not using child restraint seats," says Evers.

Violaters get a citation or get told to pull off to the side.  If you think you you can beat the road block by turning off of one of the side streets, think again. Law enforcement just might surprise you.  They could be in more than one location at the same time. 

"If it saves one life. It's worth it," says Evers. Although it takes a few minutes to get through the block many drivers agree. "It's good. Maybe it'll save somebody's life," says Askew.

So everyone needs to get their driver's license and proof of insurance ready.  You never know when or where the next roadblock will appear. Officials also set up roadblocks in Berlin and Norman Park.

The Southwest Georgia Traffic Networks sets up at different locations each month.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=TrafficNetwork