COLUMBUS, Ga. – News 3 is following up with Columbus Police about Monday night’s Hands Across the Border Campaign. Columbus Police held a road check at the Oglethorpe Bridge in an effort to stop impaired driving.
Columbus Police say they gave out 50 tickets at the road check Monday night. They also made three arrests for driving with suspended license, no state driver’s license, and possession of marijuana.
Major J.D. Hawk says he hopes the road check will encourage drivers to be safe going into the Labor Day weekend.
“Lately, here in town we’ve had several serious accidents. Some involving DUI where individuals were killed, which doesn’t need to happen,” Major Hawk said.
Police say they issued five child restraint citations and one seat belt citation. Other law enforcement agencies held road checks at the Dillingham Street Bridge and 13th Street Bridge as part of the Hands Across the Border Campaign Monday night.