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Authorities: Labor Day weekend quiet across Forsyth County
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — Other than a crash Monday morning that injured two teenagers on Peachtree Parkway, the long Labor Day weekend was uneventful for Forsyth County law enforcement and fire personnel, which officials from both agencies welcomed.

“Overall, traffic was light. There were very few incidents at any of the parks, so overall it was a quiet weekend,” said Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Labor Day is not typically as busy in Forsyth as Memorial Day and July Fourth, Regan said.

According to agency figures, eight people were arrested for driving under the influence between 9 a.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday. During that same timeframe last year, 14 people were cited for DUI.

There were two other crashes with injuries over the weekend, though details were not immediately available. They were included in a total of 52 reported crashes, Regan said.

Deputies also assisted Hall County units Sunday at the scene of a drowning near Big Creek Park on Lake Lanier.

Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers mirrored the sheriff’s office’s summary of the weekend, saying that fire units responded to “nothing significant” because the crashes with injuries were not fire-related.