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3 motorcyclists hurt or killed in last week in Aiken, Richmond counties

An early morning motorcycle accident in Aiken County on Friday marked the third time in a week a cyclist has been killed or seriously injured while riding on area roads.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-17/3-motorcyclists-hurt-or-kill
Augusta area to see heightened road patrol this Labor Day

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lewis Blanchard clearly outlined the mission for the holiday weekend. "Our goal is to save lives," Blanchard said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-28/augusta-area-see-heightened-
Georgia, South Carolina authorities to target impaired drivers during Labor Day weekend

...travel during what AAA projects will be one of the busiest Labor Days in recent memory.The Georgia and South Carolina departments of public safety plan to launch the annual "Hands Across the Border" campaign in the Augusta area at 8 p.m. Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-27/georgia-south-carolina-aut
Police to turn out in force for holiday weekend

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is expecting a busy weekend that combines Labor Day traffic with Carolina and Clemson football traffic.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-08-30/police-turn-out-force-
S.C. public safety official fired after traffic stop

The internal affairs chief for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has been fired after arguing with a state trooper during a traffic stop.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-02/sc-public-safety-offic
SC Highway Patrol marker honors fallen troopers

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety dedicated a memorial to fallen Highway Patrol troopers on Friday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-07-27/sc-highway-patrol-marker
Man charged in fatal Aiken accident

...of felony DUI with great bodily injury, according to an e-mail from Lance Cpl. Judd Jones of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.Chris and Stacia Mock were driving east on Reynolds Pond Road about 10:50 p.m. Saturday when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-07-30/man-charged-fatal-aike
Officers begin arrests after Haley orders Occupy Columbia protesters to leave Statehouse grounds

Officers started arresting Occupy Columbia protesters Wednesday after Gov. Nikki Haley ordered them to leave the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, saying the people who had been sleeping on the complex for more than a month had cost the state more than $17,000 in property damage and overtime for police officers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-16/officers-begin-arrests-after-
Too early to tell DUI law's effectiveness

...licenses suspended for six months instead of three. - Required counseling. Convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, must complete an alcohol- and drug-treatment program. Source: South Carolina Department of Public Safety

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/08/met_526901.shtml
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Holiday fatalities reach 15

Georgia highways claimed at least 15 lives during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol. As of 6 p.m. Sunday night, 3,171 accidents had been reported, with 870 injuries. The number of accidents exceeded preliminary predictions, but the number of injuries and fatalities was lower than expected. The patrol had anticipated 2,986 accidents, 977 injuries and 24 fatalities over the period from Wednesday to Sunday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/01/met_218350.shtml
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