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Law-enforcement agencies team up for road-side stops
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Long County Sheriffs Office Deputy Danny Norman and Ludowici Police Department Officer Patrick LaForest conduct a stop on Tibet Road. - photo by Mikee Riddle

The Long County Sheriff’s Office recently joined with other area law-enforcement agencies to hold roadside checks in the county as part of a gathering of the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network members.

The night began with members of law enforcement agencies from across the area gathering at Nobles Cabin for dinner. After Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles welcomed guests, W. Luther Hires, C.A.T.E.N. coordinator, thanked the guests for the job that they did and reinforced the importance of programs like the Click-It-Or-Ticket and Summer HEAT Crackdown, which are sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. Hires said that the top killers on the highway are speeding drivers, drunk drivers, and those drivers who aren’t wearing a seat belt. Afterward, they posted road checks on Tibet Road, Rye Patch Road, King Road and Highway 57.

The counties in the network include Long, Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Bacon, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Jeff Davis, McIntosh, Pierce, Ware and Wayne. Agencies included were the Ludowici Police Department, the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol.

“The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and C.A.T.E.N. has always been a great help to Long County,” Nobles said. “With their help and the help of our fellow law enforcement agencies, we are able to keep not only our roads safe, but the roads of Georgia safe. I thank all of the agencies that participated.”

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