Last week, three separate traffic accidents occurred on Experiment Station Road near the Watkinsville Post Office on the same day. Police Chief Lee O'Dillon reported the following in his weekly news release:
- At 11:38 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, police were called to Experiment Station Road near the Watkinsville Post Office after a 2009 Honda Accord ran into the back of a 2010 GMC Yukon. No one was injured but the vehicles suffered heavy damage. Austin Michael Hill, 18, of Martin, was charged with DUI and following too closely.
- Police returned to Experiment Station Road at the Post Office just before 3 p.m. on Friday after a 2001 Ford F-150 struck the back of a 2010 Nissan Frontier forcing it into the back of a 2007 Honda Odyssey. No one was injured but all three vehicles suffered heavy damage. An 18-year-old Watkinsville man was charged with following too closely.
- As motorists were distracted with a traffic accident investigation, a 1996 Nissan Quest struck a 1992 Ford Bronco from behind on Experiment Station Road near the Post Office. No one was injured and only minor damage was reported. A 36-year-old Winder man was charged with following too closely.
O'Dillon also noted the following incidents:
- Police stopped a 2000 Ford Mustang on Main Street after receiving information on Nov. 30 that the person who was driving the car was not licensed. A computer check verified the tip. Edward Duke Brady, 49, of Athens, was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license.
- A large crowd attended both the Christmas tree lighting held Friday evening and the annual Watkinsville Christmas Parade Saturday downtown. There were no major problems reported at either event.
Watkinsville police responded to a total of 36 calls within city limits between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, 2012.
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