SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Six people are celebrating the new year behind bars.
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Over the holiday weekend, the Sandy Springs Police Department traffic units made six DUI arrests.
During those traffic stops, they also recovered a stolen gun, a large amount of cash and two sandwich bags they believe contained marijuana.
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The department did not name any suspects in the arrests.
According to Georgia Highway Safety, in 2019 there were 353 traffic stops that involved a driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher in Georgia. Those 353 alcohol-involved fatalities accounted for 24% of Georgia’s 1,491 total traffic fatalities in 2019.
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