A 90-day crackdown on traffic safety in Houston County resulted in hundreds of tickets and arrests for violations ranging from not wearing a seat belt to drunken driving, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reported Wednesday.
Operation Rolling Thunder, a combined effort among numerous law enforcement agencies, ended Feb. 11. Among the tickets were 267 to drivers who didn’t wear seat belts and 263 to parents who didn’t buckle-up their children in child safety seats, according to a news release.
In addition, 285 drivers were arrested for drunken driving, and 311 motorist were issued speeding citations. Officers also captured 49 fugitives on outstanding warrants, the news release states.
“It’s a sure bet the bad guys don’t ride bicycles to commit crimes in Houston County, or anywhere in Georgia. They get around in cars here like everyone else. And that’s how we catch them, behind the wheel running to and from the scene,” Powell Harrelson, Georgia Office of Highway Safety Law Enforcement coordinator, said in a news release.