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ACCPD to Conduct Vehicle Checkpoints

File Athens-Clarke County Police Department vehicle checkpoint
Athens-Clarke County Police Department
File Athens-Clarke County Police Department vehicle checkpoint

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department will conduct vehicle checkpoints on Tuesday March 19th. The checkpoints are being publicized via a press release and social media, according to department policy.

“In 2023, we saw an 11% increase in Driving Under the Influence arrests,” said Sergeant Vincent Schill, a
member of the ACCPD Traffic Unit and organizer of the vehicle checkpoints. “These checkpoints allow
the department to remove unsafe drivers from our streets and also give us a chance to educate the
public."

Specific locations of the checkpoints will not be announced. during contact with drivers, officers will hand out an educational flyer with local statistics and address why the ACCPD conducts vehicle checkpoints. Additional ACC traffic information is available at the department’s transparency website.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!