Traffic crashes claimed the lives of nine motorists in Georgia over the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 fatal crashes and 19 fatalities. The holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Statewide, Georgia State Patrol Troopers investigated 331 traffic crashes that resulted in 176 injuries and 13 fatalities in 11 fatal crashes.
In addition to crash investigations, troopers and motor carrier officers wrote 8,854 citations, 10,112 warnings, and arrested 309 motorists for driving under the influence. Citations were also given for 1,077 seat belt, 169 child restraint, 4,601 speeding and 541 distracted driving violations.
Police Departments in Atlanta, Athens-Clarke County, Cobb County, College Park, Floyd County, and Suwanee reported six of the traffic deaths during the holiday period.