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Lowndes County deputies will be on lookout for distracted drivers

Lowndes County deputies will be on lookout for distracted drivers
Lowndes County deputies will be on lookout for distracted drivers
Posted at 5:00 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 13:42:29-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WALB) - Memorial Day is less than 72 hours away and Lowndes County wants to remind you that they will be out and about looking for distracted drivers.

The county is expecting to see a flood of travelers enter the area and warns drivers to put their phones down and let up on the pedal.

Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk says Thursday night alone, the county worked five vehicle crashes from the rain, all non-fatal, and says it should serve as a reminder to slow down.

And for those thinking of drinking and driving this holiday weekend, Sheriff Paulk says think again.

"One of the worse times to try that trick cause it's going to be a lot of law enforcement out there and we're going to be very diligent and watching the traffic flow and any irregularities," said Sheriff Paulk. "We're going to be out there 24 hours a day."

Sheriff Paulk says people should expect slower commute times due to weather and with the influx of people traveling through the county.