COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Columbus Police Department conducted traffic detail in December 2017 that resulted in dozens of people arrested.
The detail targeted impaired and unsafe drivers. It consisted of officers from the Motor Squad, Bike Patrol, and Patrol Division.
Officers conducted the detail over a three-week period, four days a week, with the last day being on New Year's Eve.
During the detail, officers wrote 1,123 traffic citation, arrested 65 people for D.U.I, and 24 people for drug-related charges.
There were also other arrests, such as outstanding warrants.
Officers arrested 119 people on 302 charges. The state of Georgia reported 20 traffic deaths during the holiday season.
There were no traffic deaths in Columbus during this period.