Cracking down on speeding in Ft. Stewart

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

FT. STEWART, GA (WTOC) -If you get caught speeding on Fort Stewart's highways now, it may not be an MP that writes you the ticket.

Garrison commanders signed an agreement Wednesday with Georgia State Patrol and the six counties that house parts of Fort Stewart. It authorizes troopers and sheriff's deputies to patrol highways 144 and 119 to enforce speed limits and other laws.

"It's a joint effort on the part of the military and the community's law enforcement to bridge a gap that's been long coming and it's something we've needed to do," said Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

"And we'll continue to send patrols out there as well. So for the people who like to speed on those highways, maybe we'll change their minds somehow," added Col. Kevin Milton.

The agreement allows the MPs to mainly focus on the garrison portion of the post.

Fort Stewart recently changed the speed limits on parts of those highways.

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