Officers answered 31 calls for service between Aug. 5 and Aug. 11, including five traffic accidents. Fortunately no serious injuries were reported.
Police Chief Lee O'Dillon summarized the accidents in a news release:
- At 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, police were called to the Golden Pantry parking lot at 31 Greensboro Highway after a 1997 GMC work truck side-swiped a parked 2010 Hyundai Accent. No one was injured but the Hyundai did suffer considerable damage.
- A 2009 Honda Odyssey backed into a parked 2003 Honda Accord on Stone Shoals Terrace on Aug. 6 about 9:45 a.m. There were no injuries. The driver of the Odyssey advised that the other car was in her blind spot and she did not see it.
- At 7:21 on the morning of Aug. 8, a truck driver from Augusta was traveling northward through downtown when his loaded cargo trailer broke in half causing the trailer to collapse onto the road. The trailer was loaded with pallets of dry ice. Another truck, a forklift, several workers, and two large wreckers were needed to remove the disabled rig. Georgia State Route 15, Main Street, was reopened to traffic at 11:45 a.m.
- A 2003 Ford F-150 drove into the path of a westbound 2004 Kia Spectra on New High Shoals Road at Harden Hill Road on Aug.10 just before 1:30 p.m. No one was injured. A 55-year-old Farmington man was charged with failure to yield to the right of way.
- At 10:05 Saturday evening, Aug. 10, a 1995 Subaru Legacy was hit from behind by a 2011 Honda Civic on Highway 15 near McRee Street. Both vehicles were traveling southward. Two people in the Subaru complained of minor injuries. A 20-year-old Watkinsville man was charged with following too closely.