Valdosta GSP: 97 crashes, 30 DUI arrests, four deaths in February

| March 6, 2017

VALDOSTA – Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated almost 100 crashes, 30 D.U.I. arrests and four fatalities in the Valdosta area during the month of February.

Troopers with Post 31 in Valdosta responded to 97 crashes, resulting in 57 injuries and four deaths.

Troopers also had the following activity: 573 citations, 30 D.U.I. arrests, 73 seat belt violation citations, 12 child restraint violation citations, 43 distracted driving citations and 201 speeding citations.

Troopers also made 14 drug arrests, including five felony drug arrests and apprehended one wanted person during the month.

Troopers issued 744 warnings during February and accumulated 23 hours conducting Road-Checks during the month.

SFC Tracy Tabb reminds drivers to always wear a seat belt.

“Many fatalities occur when unrestrained occupants are ejected from a vehicle. A simple act of buckling your seat belt can save your life in a serious crash. As a reminder, State Law mandates that occupants wear a seat belt in all passenger vehicles, including pick-up trucks,” said Tabb.

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