Channel 46 Atlanta CBS News reports that Cherokee County Police Dept officials state there has been an uptick of driving under the influence (DUI) cases in the northwest Atlanta suburban county since the beginning of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“Prior to August 1st, we’ve seen seven fatal accidents in Cherokee County. Since August 1st, we’ve seen ten fatal accidents,” stated a spokesperson for the Cherokee County Police Department.
This mirrors statewide trends, according to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The GGOHS also noted that driving fatalities have steadily increased over the last ten years, as has the number of alcohol-related roadway fatalities.
In an interview with CBS Channel 46, two local residents noted that this is a trend they are familiar with, having learned from Cherokee County Police that their son was killed by a drunk driver several years ago. CCPD officials pointed out that what happened to their son was “an unfortunate, yet not uncommon, occurrence. These are general motorists, young and old, making mistakes. Mistakes that could have been avoided.”
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