GOHS holds road check in Louisville

Every so often, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) holds road checks in various places throughout the state. One of these was held Friday, Dec. 10, on U.S. 1 at Clarks Mill Road.

Law enforcement officers in the area joined Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins, Louisville Police Chief Jimmy Miller, officers from both departments at the site.

"We had a total of 31 officers from a variety of organizations; and, the sheriff and I appreciate everyone's efforts in helping us support the governor's safety initiatives. The sheriff has participated in this program for some time," Jefferson County Chief Deputy Col. Tim Moore said.

The sheriff began the night with a meal for the participants. Lt. Brandon Reeves, a Burke County deputy was the GOHS representative for the event.

"Welcome to everyone here," Hutchins said. "I support the Governor's Offic of Highway Safety. It's an honor to have y'all here." He also told the officers to be safe.

"Besides JCSO, law enforcement officers represented Burke, Jenkins and Taliaferro counties, police departments from Grovetown, Louisville and Swainsboro. We also had troopers from the State Patrol," Moore said. Two K9s and their handlers were present.

The colonel said the officers checked approximately 800 cars in three-and-a-half hours. "The GOHS do not track tickets or arrests anymore; but, we had multiple officers and agents writing tickets. We had multiple DUIs, suspended licenses, drivers without licenses and several drug cases."

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: GOHS holds road check in Louisville