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Several arrests made in ECSO checkpoints

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Deputies run a traffic checkpoint operation in Effingham County. Deputies run a traffic checkpoint operation in Effingham County.
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Effingham County deputies made eight arrests including two drunken driving arrests during checkpoints overnight and early Tuesday morning as part of a crackdown on impaired drivers.

Deputies issued 18 citations and 20 warnings in the operation.

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said it is important for people to realize that times have changed and that more people are on the roads and that leads to a greater danger.

"You can't ride 10 minutes without passing a car on the highway anymore. The traffic has quadrupled in the past 20 years. the amount of traffic you have to deal with on a daily basis, it may only be 10 minutes down the road but you may run into 10 to 15 cars that you may cause to get into a wreck," McDuffie said.

Effingham deputies conduct traffic checkpoints year-round.

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