Holiday weekend sees little crime

Staff Writer

Grateful hearts mostly out didthe Grinch during the long, but relatively quiet Thanksgiving weekend, according to area police, sheriff's deputies and state troopers.

"It was pretty quiet. We had a few family disturbances, a few minor accidents but nothing really. No shootings, no break ins ... We were blessed there," West Point Police Chief Avery Cook said. "We had a lot of traffic, but it really wasn't much to it. Historically, Thanksgiving is pretty quiet for us," Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott added. "People are more grateful then, I guess. But between Christmas and New Year's, that's when families seem to get tired of each other more."

Meanwhile, state troopers in the 10-county Troop G which includes Clay and surrounding counties, also had a relatively quiet holiday. Troopers wrote 438 citations, made three DUI arrests and one drug arrest and while investigating 15 accidents.

Statewide, troopers reported five fatalities on state highways, resulting from five different accidents. Troopers worked a total of 163 wrecks, made 10 drug arrests and 46 DUI arrests while writing 4,879 tickets.

The holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday.