Douglasville sobriety checkpoint

Douglas County and Douglasville police made 48 arrests in four hours during a sobriety checkpoint Wednesday night.

Douglas County deputies and Douglasville Police arrested 48 and stopped 2,500 vehicles Wednesday night during a sobriety checkpoint.

It was the two departments' second checkpoint of the holiday season in a search for impaired drivers, according to information on the sheriff's office's Facebook page.

Four groups of law enforcement officers from both agencies worked at several locations around Douglasville and Douglas County Wednesday, Dec. 19, between 7 and 11 p.m.

Approximately 2, 500 vehicles were stopped at the various checkpoint locations. There were 48 persons arrested for various charges collectively by the sheriff's office and Douglasville Police Department.

"Both the (Douglas County Sheriff's Office) and Douglasville (Police Department) 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," the sheriff's office Facebook page reported.

It also said 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," the Facebook page stated.

The two departments conducted a five-hour sobriety checkpoint Nov. 29 where officers made 44 arrests and stopped 3,500 vehicles.


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