The Thunder taskforce was back in action this past weekend with troopers arresting 24 individuals for driving while intoxicated.
Last week, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) announced the second wave of the high-visibility Rolling Thunder task force would begin on Friday, October 17.
The GOHS Thunder taskforce is a specialized traffic enforcement unit designed to combat abnormally high occurrences of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities in Georgia’s high crash corridors. The taskforce will be conducting operations in Barrow and Oconee counties through the end of the year.
During the Barrow-Oconee call-out, "Thunder" will run a combined speed and DUI crackdown operation with the Barrow and Oconee County Sheriff’s Offices and other local law enforcement agencies.
In between weekly waves of Thunder operations, Barrow and Oconee County Sheriff’s patrols will continue to target high injury and fatality crash locations with an ongoing schedule of concentrated patrols and road checks.
During last month’s “Rolling Thunder” operation, the taskforce arrested 103 drivers on DUI charges.
Arrests made during this past week include:
• Shirley Evon Ansley, 54, 1800 Brewer Blvd., Atlanta, open container, possession of marijuana and DUI.
• Benjamin Paul Beanland, 24, 508 Waterford Dr., Cartersville, possession of drug related object, VGCSA, open container, possession of marijuana and DUI.
• Tim Butler, 49, 257 Rutledge Rd., Winder, DUI.
• Calvin Jamain Cunningham, 32, 400 Alberta Dr., Colbert, giving false information and driving with suspended license.