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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 8:15 am | Updated: 10:51 am, Sat Jan 31, 2015.

The University of Georgia, Athens-Clarke County Police and Georgia State Patrol are joining together to welcome back UGA students with vehicle safety checkpoints around the Athens area.

These checkpoints, which will be at undisclosed locations as of press time, will last from the Friday night to early Saturday morning.

As previously reported in a Red & Black article, the checkpoints will be used to "ensure drivers are obeying all ACC laws."

Earlier this month, police established a checkpoint on Milledge Avenue for the same reasons.

Checkpoints were set up in April by UGA Police on Oglethorpe Avenue, East Broad Street at Hickory Street and East Campus Road. During this time, a total of 17 arrests were made – five of them involving DUI charges. 

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  • Jason Statham posted at 9:33 am on Sat, Aug 17, 2013.

    Jason Statham Posts: 18

    It makes no sense how these are constitutional. Stopping hundreds of cars without probable cause is disgusting. The police and the district attorney do not care about public safety, they care about making money and increasing control over the taxpayers.

  • teetee2870 posted at 9:48 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    teetee2870 Posts: 1

    The UGA and ACC police look at all the college kids as revenue, pure and simple. As a college student, you don't have to do anything at all to get harassed. If this was about a safety check point that would be one thing but that is not what this is about. The whole of ACC gov looks at them like this. What they have done is kept a lit of money being spent downtown and other areas because the college kids stay home instead of going and getting harassed.

  • rabblerabble0000 posted at 7:10 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    rabblerabble0000 Posts: 1

    @concernedcitizen don't drink and drive, have drugs, illegal weapons and obey the rules of the road. how does that impact you wanting to go to a game or a show? what are you planning on doing that is going against lawful patronage of those places?

  • C-lent posted at 4:42 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    C-lent Posts: 1

    Two road blocks in less than a month? This is over-kill! Come on police. Keep scaring everybody, it makes the citizens love you more and more.

    "To Protect and to Serve"..right..

  • Concerned Citizen posted at 1:26 pm on Fri, Aug 16, 2013.

    Concerned Citizen Posts: 1

    Was there any particular cause for this? Or are the police simply increasing their control and unnecessary abuse of the people? I think the UGAPD, ACCPD are going to discourage people from wanting to frequent the city with this. Certainly doesn't seem like the kind of place I'd want to go for a game or show or anything...