BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - To kick off summer, The Burke County Sheriff's Office with help from the Georgia State Patrol and DNR conducted concentrated patrols to help decrease criminal activity in the county.

The following is a result of the Operation Heat Wave:

  • Traffic stops- 97
  • Citations- 58
  • Warnings- 33
  • Arrest- 12
  • Wanted- 2
  • Felony- 3
Traffic:
  • DUI - 8
  • Speeding- 17
  • Seat belt- 11
  • Child safety belt - 7
  • Suspended license- 3
  • Suspended registration- 1
  • Expired registration- 3
  • Distractive driving- 4
  • To fast for conditions- 1
  • Failure to maintain lane- 2
  • Impeding flow of traffic- 1
  • Open container- 1
  • Brake light - 1
Seizures
  • Marijuana- 181 grams
  • Firearm- 1
  • $1,683.00

Operation Heat Wave was conducted on Friday, May 31.

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