A truck driver and a passenger were both recently arrested by authorities in Georgia after a traffic stop for a lane violation uncovered a host of criminal activity.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) described the traffic stop:

“Recently, MCO2 Mitchell (Region C) stopped a tractor-trailer traveling in the improper lane in Atlanta. During the inspection, a bag containing MDMA, Marijuana, and Crack were discovered. A passenger in the CMV was also found to have a warrant for child abuse. Both were arrested. Great work, Officer Mitchell!”

 See below for more on Georgia CMV lane use laws from Georgia DPS:

  • On roads, streets, or highways with three or more lanes allowing for movement in the same direction, it shall be unlawful for any truck to operate in any lanes other than the two most right-hand lanes, except when the truck is preparing for a left turn.

  • On roads, streets, or highways with two lanes allowing for movement in the same direction, it shall be unlawful for any truck to operate in the left-hand lane, except when the truck is actually overtaking and passing another vehicle or preparing for a left turn.

  • Truck traffic is not allowed inside the perimeter of Atlanta. All trucks traveling on I-75, I-85, or I-20 must take I-285 around the city, except for the following reasons:

    • Pick up or delivery to or from a shipper physically located inside I-285

    • Going to or from the carrier’s terminal facilities physically located inside I-285

    • Going to or from a repair facility for service which is physically located inside I-285

    • A driver going to or from his residence located within the perimeter

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