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State Police issue 465 summonses

A special patrol effort by Virginia State Police resulted in 465 summonses being issued to motorists over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, including three for intoxicated driving.
The charges were the result of the Dublin State Police office’s participation in the C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) initiative, which is conducted Wednesday through Sunday during the Thanksgiving holiday.
First Sgt. Mike Honaker said local troopers patrolled 7,249 miles in Pulaski and Giles counties during the time period. They investigated nine automobile accidents involving property damage and two involving personal injuries.
The State Police office in Dublin reported that their patrol efforts resulted in summonses being issued for 274 speeding violations, 53 charges of reckless driving, three charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, 121 other summonses for other hazardous violations, 13 seatbelt violations, and one child restraint violation.
Troopers also assisted 57 motorists.
“While most people get some time off during these holiday periods, we actually schedule more of our personnel than usual to work, especially on the primary travel days of Wednesday and Sunday,” Honaker said. “It is imperative to our citizens’ safety that we put as many troopers as we can on the highway during these peak travel times to provide a high visibility of law enforcement officers and to take the appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
“With the usual high volume of traffic, I feel certain that our personnel’s diligence and hard work during this period contributed to the low number of crashes and for the most part a safe holiday weekend.”
The most serious personal injury crash occurred at 1:10 p.m. Saturday on Wilderness Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 1060. Honaker said Noel Hash Jr., 51, of Highview Drive in Dublin was eastbound on a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Ford pickup truck.
Hash sustained serious injuries and was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition. The truck was driven by Alvin Dalton, 51, of Wilderness Road in Dublin. Sgt. Steve Lowe is investigating the crash.
Honaker said the other wreck involving personal injury was at 9:55 a.m. Saturday.
He said Jeremy Adams, 33, of Stone Street in Christiansburg struck a deer while southbound on Interstate 81 at the 89 mile marker.
Adams sustained minor injuries. Trooper Kenny Blevins is the investigating officer.

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State Police issue 465 summonses

A special patrol effort by Virginia State Police resulted in 465 summonses being issued to motorists over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, including three for intoxicated driving.
The charges were the result of the Dublin State Police office’s participation in the C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) initiative, which is conducted Wednesday through Sunday during the Thanksgiving holiday.
First Sgt. Mike Honaker said local troopers patrolled 7,249 miles in Pulaski and Giles counties during the time period. They investigated nine automobile accidents involving property damage and two involving personal injuries.
The State Police office in Dublin reported that their patrol efforts resulted in summonses being issued for 274 speeding violations, 53 charges of reckless driving, three charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, 121 other summonses for other hazardous violations, 13 seatbelt violations, and one child restraint violation.
Troopers also assisted 57 motorists.
“While most people get some time off during these holiday periods, we actually schedule more of our personnel than usual to work, especially on the primary travel days of Wednesday and Sunday,” Honaker said. “It is imperative to our citizens’ safety that we put as many troopers as we can on the highway during these peak travel times to provide a high visibility of law enforcement officers and to take the appropriate enforcement action when necessary.
“With the usual high volume of traffic, I feel certain that our personnel’s diligence and hard work during this period contributed to the low number of crashes and for the most part a safe holiday weekend.”
The most serious personal injury crash occurred at 1:10 p.m. Saturday on Wilderness Road, three-tenths of a mile east of Route 1060. Honaker said Noel Hash Jr., 51, of Highview Drive in Dublin was eastbound on a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Ford pickup truck.
Hash sustained serious injuries and was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in stable condition. The truck was driven by Alvin Dalton, 51, of Wilderness Road in Dublin. Sgt. Steve Lowe is investigating the crash.
Honaker said the other wreck involving personal injury was at 9:55 a.m. Saturday.
He said Jeremy Adams, 33, of Stone Street in Christiansburg struck a deer while southbound on Interstate 81 at the 89 mile marker.
Adams sustained minor injuries. Trooper Kenny Blevins is the investigating officer.

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