Hiram PD To Set Up Checkpoints Tonight
About 75 officers from several local and area agencies will be stationed across the city tonight at checkpoints aimed at ensuring drivers’ safety.
Hiram Police Department officers will be out in force tonight with the aim of keeping roads in the city safe—and they’re going to backup.
HPD officers—along with authorities from agencies in the Western Regional Traffic Enforcement Network—will be establishing sobriety checkpoints, safety belt and child passenger safety seat checks along the city’s major thoroughfares.
More than 75 officers are expected to take part in the checkpoints. The Georgia State Patrol will field 15 troopers and a helicopter; law enforcement agencies from the cities of LaGrange, Rome and Temple, as well as Paulding and Douglas counties also will supply officers for the effort.
The safety road checks will be done in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s “One Hundred Days of Summer Heat” campaign. Hiram has more than 530 business establishments with more than 30 involving liquor licenses. The road checks will be to ensure the safety of all drivers within Hiram’s city limits.
A similar effort that established safety checkpoints in Hiram back in November, which had about 100 officers involved, led to about two dozen arrests—ranging from DUIs to drug possession—and more than 50 citations written.
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