Walton County Gets Five New Patrol Cars

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

Driving along Highway 98 can sometimes be frustrating for everyone.

Slow traffic, slow trucks and slow tourists seem to be ever-present, but if you speed up you will be stopped.

Walton County's Sheriff’s Department unveiled five new patrol cars that will be stationed randomly along Highway 98 in Walton County, and they mean business.

This enforcement unit was approved unanimously by the Walton County Commission. They think patrol cars are a better choice than just having stoplights. Each patrol car has an initial start up cost of about $100,000.

Some residents think this is too much money for the county to dish out. This traffic unit will have four deputies and one sergeant working from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting July 1.


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