Officers ticketed 22 drivers tonight after conducting two safety traffic checkpoints in Floyd County Georgia.
The Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network, made up of officers from 10 counties in Northwest Georgia, met today at Ryan’s Family Steakhouse in Rome for about an hour to discuss legal updates, reports for the governor’s office and other police business.
Sgt. John Blalock with Floyd County Police Department said 45 officers from 17 different agencies attended the meeting but since many of them had to return to their jurisdictions only two safety checkpoints were set up after the meeting.
Patrol officers conducted traffic stops on Burnett Ferry Road at Betty Kay Avenue in Rome GA and Wilkerson Road near Mount Alto Road in the county, checking driver sobriety and occupant safety, like child safety seats and seat belts.
According to Blalock’s numbers: Officers cited nine drivers for seat belt violation; eight for driving without a license; two for driving on a suspended or revoked license; one driver for being improperly licensed; one for a child restraint violation and one on an aggravated assault charge as a result from a pursuit.
The network meets monthly at one of 10 different locations. They met last in Floyd County about a year ago, Blalock said.