According to the report, during the month of December, there were 17 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area that serves 11 counties in the area, including Russell County.
There were five fatal collisions during the month of December in the Post 15 area.
This brings our yearly fatality count to 29 compared with 31 through this game period in 2016. Statewide fatality count stands at 762 compared with 834 through this same period in 2016.
During the month of December, there were 1414 citations written, 306 courtesy notices written, 1284 vehicles inspected, 719 complaints answered, 75 motorists assisted, 54 criminal cases opened, and 219 criminal arrests made.