More than 50 tickets and 40 warnings were handed out in a single day in Dawson County on Tuesday, according to the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). In a social media post, the Sheriff’s Office says that they had a large number of patrol units on GA 400 looking for distracted drivers. They were specifically targeting drivers holding cell phones, as well as passengers not wearing seatbelts.
The sweep was a combined effort between the DCSO Crime Suppression Unit and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The Crime Suppression Unit includes K9 Deputies and HEAT (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Deputies.
The number of total tickets given out was 51.
The breakdown of tickets was as follows:
24 hands-free tickets, 19 warnings
20 seatbelt tickets, 21 warnings
1 too fast for conditions ticket
1 open container ticket
1 equipment ticket
2 DUI drugs
1 suspended license
1 felony probation warrant
In the post, the Sheriff’s Office says that they appreciate the hard work of the team to complete such an organized effort.