Lowndes Co. to increase road patrol during Memorial Day weekend

Lowndes Co. to increase road patrol during Memorial Day weekend
Lowndes Co. Sheriff's Office will increase presence Memorial Day Weekend. (Source: WALB)

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County law enforcement is reminding drivers that they will be out and about looking for people who are driving distracted.

The county is expecting to see a flood of travelers enter the area and warns drivers to put their phones down and let up on the pedal.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk said that on Thursday night alone the county worked five vehicle crashes from the rain, all were non-fatal, and said it should serve as a reminder to slow down.

For those thinking of drinking and driving over the holiday weekend, Paulk said think again.

"One of the worse times to try that trick, cause it's going to be a lot of law enforcement out there and we're going to be very diligent and watching the traffic flow and any irregularities. We're going to be out there 24 hours a day," explained Paulk.

Paulk said people should expect slower commute times due to weather and with the influx of people traveling through the county.

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