The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Douglasville’s Police Department combined their manpower and efforts to conduct sobriety checkpoints along area 92 and I-20, Chapel Hill Road and I-20, Highway 5 and I-20, and on Thornton Road on Thursday, November 29th.
Approximately 3,500 vehicles drove through the checkpoint locations. The checks lasted for five hours. There were 38 persons arrested for various charges collectively by the DCSO and the City of Douglasville’s PD. State Probation officers also assisted with the road checks.
Both the DCSO and Douglasville PD are committed to keeping Douglas County safe throughout the year, however the holidays are prime time for drinking alcohol, and typically the busiest time of year for drunk driving arrests.
Data shows that sobriety checkpoints often lead to the detection and discovery of other criminal activity. These two law enforcement agencies in Douglas County will conduct random sobriety checkpoints throughout the holiday season and throughout the year.
According to Lt. John Jewell of the DCSO, “We want to send a message to the public and the community that driving under the influence will not be tolerated in Douglas County.”
Citizens and those travelling within the boundaries of the county it is clear that road checks are coming to town, and “tis the season to drive sober” in Douglas County.