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Few problems for start of 2011
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Local authorities reported a generally quiet New Year’s weekend with only a handful of minor incidents.


“There wasn’t a lot going on over the weekend,” said Tim Satterfield, deputy chief of Dawson County Emergency Services. “There were very few calls and nothing major.”


Dawson County Sheriff’s Lt. Tony Wooten said officers were out in force for what is typically a busy holiday weekend.


This year, however, revelers appeared to have stayed off the roads. Wooten credited statewide efforts to curb drunken driving.


“Because of these campaigns citizens know officers are going to be out looking for offenders, so they are being responsible to make sure they aren’t injured and aren’t injuring anybody else,” Wooten said.


Statewide there were 328 crashes involving 184 injuries between 6 p.m. Thursday and Sunday at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.