HCSO: Holiday weekend stats include 130+ mph speeder

In what the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Patrol Division calls one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in recent memory, deputies made 20 impaired driving arrests and stopped more than 200 drivers for excessive speeding, including one clocked at 132 mph.


““Every member of our H.E.A.T. Unit and our Traffic Unit worked this weekend with the goal of keeping the roadways safe and putting a stop to dangerous driving on roads in our county,” said Patrol Division Sgt. Jeremy Cooksey.

In addition to making 20 DUI arrests, deputies made seven (7) arrests for reckless driving and four (4) arrests for racing.

In one racing incident, two of the offenders were clocked at 129 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-985; in the other, the offenders were driving 99 mph in a 45 mph zone on Atlanta Highway. (See more top speeds below.)

“We believe our enforcement efforts are instrumental in reaching our goal of 𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 over the Memorial Day weekend,” said Sgt. Cooksey. “When you are able to take impaired drivers, aggressive speeders and reckless drivers off the roadways, it makes for safer roads for law-abiding citizens and families.”

𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐂𝐒𝐎 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧

(Statistics compiled for Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2024)

20 DUI arrests

7 reckless driving arrests

4 racing arrests

9 drug arrests

218 speeding contacts (includes arrests, citations and warnings)

29 occupant safety contacts

11 distracted driving contacts

𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝

132 mph in a 70 on I-985

129 mph x 2 in a 70 on I-985

107 mph in a 55 on Athens Hwy.

102 mph x 2 in a 70 on I-985

101 mph in a 70 on I-985

99 mph in a 45 x 2 on Atlanta Hwy.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒐 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒍𝒖𝒅𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒆𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒂 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝑷𝒂𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒚.”

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