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Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
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Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
November 21, 2007
Dougherty County - - Highways are crowded with holiday travelers and with extra law enforcers. Those officers put themselves in danger trying to keep you safe. In 40 states, including Georgia, you need to remember to move over a lane when you pass an officer involved in a traffic stop. If you don't, you could get a ticket. You could also cause a crash.
During a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Louisiana last year, no one knew a trooper was about to be the victim of a serious crash when a vehicle hit him. Two of his legs were broken as a result. Amazingly, the officer survived. He was even able to call for help.
Dougherty County Police say it happens way too often.
"More officers are more likely to be either injured or killed by being struck by a motorist than they are by being shot," says Lt. Tom Jackson.
Two Ohio officers parked on the side of the road were also victims. A driver hit their car and the two officers.
Even during our interview with Lt. Tom Jackson, we noticed violators of the move over law in action. We watched as an officer got out of his vehicle during a traffic stop.
"See how he's not moving. He slowed down but he didn't move over," Jackson showed us.
A few seconds later, a Dougherty County Officer pulled over the driver of that truck.
Countless stories like one in South Carolina show why moving over is so important.
"Does it automatically register in your mind?" we asked one driver.
"No but I have to program it to because I might hit somebody," Kenneth Dukes replied.
Most drivers say they see the logic. But seeing and doing are two different things.
A lot of people say, 'I didn't know about this law, why should I get a ticket?' Officers are saying by actually enforcing it and giving you a ticket, you'll not only know about it, you'll remember it.
Dougherty County Police are now giving out flyers about the move over law during every traffic stop to make sure everyone is aware and follows the law. Violators can get a fine up to $300.