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Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign tallies more than 200 citations locally

COVINGTON, Ga. - During the annual Click-It-Or-Ticket campaign, sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Newton County Sheriff's Office recorded more than 200 citations issued in during the Nov. 17 - Nov. 27 time period. 

NCSO record the following:  54 total contacts for seatbelts, 103 contacts for speeding, one contact for reckless driving, three contacts for no insurance, three arrests for driving under the influence, three arrests for suspended license, 17 drug arrests, 36 felony arrests in the other category, two stolen vehicles recovered and 74 traffic citations other than mentioned above. There were 65 total accidents reported with eight of those being with injuries involved and one of those being fatal.

"We continue to encourage everyone to put your phone down, don't speed, buckle up and please do not drink and drive. Thank you," Cpl. Jacob Rice, H.E.A.T. commander, said.