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Georgia State Patrol puts Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith on leave

...will remain on leave "pending the completion of an investigation into a possible policy violation," said spokesman Gordy Wright.Smith has served as District 7 commissioner since 2012.
Head-on crash kills Ga. pastor

...Thankful Baptist Church, died in the wreck just west of Adairsville around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Michelle Blum crossed the center line on Georgia 140 and crashed into...
Police investigating fatal motorcycle accident at Windsor Spring and Rosier

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident near Windsor Spring and Rosier roads that claimed the life of at least one person.He was identified this morning as Jason Ycaza, 30, according to Gordy Wright, of the Georgia State Patrol
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...m. in Rockdale after the trooper tried to stop him for following too closely, according to State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright."The suspect exited the vehicle from the passenger side and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect then pointed...
Recession changes methods of Georiga State Patrol

...budget might."We've asked troopers to conserve fuel where they can, and they have been good about doing so," said Gordy Wright, a spokesman for the State Patrol.Troopers are parking their cars and conducting more stationary roadblocks. The...
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5 killed, 2 injured in wreck near Alabama line

...who were airlifted in critical condition to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus, said Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright.Witnesses said a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass was moving at a high speed when it crossed into the lane for oncoming traffic...
Coffee truck smashes into Ga. home

...Center to make sure he didn't have any internal injuries, firefighters said.A Georgia State Patrol trooper cited Morrow with failing to keep his vehicle in the proper lane, according Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.
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Richmond County deputies write more speeding tickets in 2013

...has issued 784 speeding citations in Richmond County this year, down from 985 in the period last year. Spokes man Gordy Wright said troopers across the state are spending more time assisting law enforcement with wrecks.Lamkin said the sheriff's...
Ga. man arrested after fleeing crash, leaving kids

...out of his vehicle after he crashed it and then leaving the kids at the scene of the wreck. State patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says one of the children, a 6-year-old boy, later died at a hospital. A 5-year-old girl was seriously injured...
Analysis: Georgia's speed limits are moving targets

...troopers will generally target the higher speeds first since crash severity is compounded as the speeds go higher," said Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.It may not be surprising, then, that motorists pick different speeds...