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September 20, 2002

Albany- Police from thirteen different agencies have formed a traffic task force to make sure you follow the rules of the road. Their latest project is a road block on Westover Boulevard.

Drivers were ready with licenses and insurance cards in hand, and officers were ready to write tickets Friday night.

"Our main focus tonight will be with folks that are impaired drivers. We want to take any impaired drivers on the roadway, off the roadway," says Sergeant Leonard Bell.

Within the first 30 minutes of the road block, officers wrote at least dozen citations. But for most it was a matter of waiting in traffic.

"I don't mind at all. It's perfectly fine, safe drivers on the road sounds good to me," says Joe Bishop. "It's a little frustrating, but I understand it's something they have to do, so as long as you have everything it will move quickly," says Cynthia Thomas.

But traffic won't be back to normal until two a.m. Saturday morning when the road block is removed. The task force plans to set up a road block every month in one of twelve south Georgia counties.

Posted at 9:45 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com