Traffic fatalities over the Memorial Day weekend resulted in 8 traffic deaths. The holiday period began on Fri., May 25th at 6 p.m. and ended on Monday at 11:59 p.m.

Over the 78-hour holiday period, Georgia State Troopers investigated 474 traffic crashes that resulted in 268 injuries from around the state. Troopers also investigated 4 fatal crashes. Those fatalities occurred in Fulton, Wayne, and Chatham counties.

Local agencies reporting traffic deaths during the holiday period were: Cherokee Co. S/O, Cobb Co. PD, Columbus PD, and Thomaston PD.

In addition to crash investigations, Georgia State Troopers arrested 300 people for driving under the influence.

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Jeremy Spencer
Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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