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Weekend a quiet one
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Forsyth County News
Christmas weekend came and went smoothly for local public safety officials.

Karleen Chalker, spokeswoman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said no fatal wrecks were reported during the holiday traffic period, which ran from 6 p.m. Dec. 24 to midnight Sunday.

“We did do some road checks and of course we will have extra patrols out Thursday evening for New Year’s Eve,” she said.

Chalker noted that there was an increase in domestic disputes, which is common during the holidays, but none resulted in serious injuries.

“You have custody issues and things like that that usually cause a situation to escalate,” she said. “Other than that, it was pretty quiet.”

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said there were no significant structure fires over the holiday weekend.

“Our responses were typical, but nothing of a severe nature,” he said.

The local Georgia State Patrol post, which covers Forsyth, Dawson and Lumpkin counties, reported two wrecks with three injuries and no fatalities.

The post also reported 89 total arrests, two of which were for driving under the influence, 103 warnings and 146 traffic stops.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, 11 people died and 503 were injured in 2,166 wrecks statewide over the 78-hour holiday period.

The state had predicted a total of 2,226 crashes, 976 injuries and 18 fatalities for the weekend.