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How many DUI arrests were made during New Year's holiday
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The Georgia State Patrol post in Gainesville issued 200 citations during the New Year holiday period, and local law enforcement made at least 11 DUI arrests.

Georgia State Patrol Gainesville Post Commander Auston Allen said the post made two DUI arrests. The post had an average of 11 troopers working each day.

Allen did not specify what type of offenses led to the most citations during the holiday period.

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office online database, six DUI arrests were made between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

The hotspots for arrests and citations included: Interstate 985/Ga. 365, McEver Road, Martin Road, Winder Highway, Talmo Road, Cleveland Highway, Athens Highway, Clarks Bridge Road, Memorial Park Road, Thompson Bridge Road and Candler Highway.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrok said the four traffic unit officers made three DUI arrests, though he was unsure of how many arrests the entire department made during the holiday.

“Additionally, our special operations unit was out to provide additional resources and visual crime deterrent,” Holbrook said.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said there were eight traffic units on Dec. 31 and two units on Jan. 1.

The Sheriff’s Office did not issue a jail log Jan. 2, citing its change to the online database system.


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