By TESS HOLLISthollis@ledger-enquirer.com
Phenix City and Columbus police will be patrolling the streets during the Memorial Day weekend.
Neither Phenix City Police Department nor Columbus Police Department will be conducting any checkpoints, but both will have officers out in full force for the long holiday weekend.
Along with the extra patrols in the Columbus area, troopers in Georgia and Alabama will be busy on the roadways.
Georgia State Patrol is keeping a count on their Web site, www.dps.georgia.gov, of all the automobile crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout Memorial Day weekend. As of Saturday afternoon 600 crashes, 182 injuries and one fatality were reported. The report is updated every six hours.
Alabama is increasing their patrols statewide until June 1. The state troopers will conduct checkpoints to make sure drivers and passengers are buckled up. Until midnight Monday, all available troopers in Alabama will be on patrol. To find out more information, visit their Web site at www.dps.state.al.us.