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Police cars crash on I-20 during safety crackdown

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two patrol cars crashed while participating in a traffic-safety crackdown on Interstate 20 in Augusta.

The Augusta Chronicle reports a Richmond County deputy was taken to a hospital after crashing with a Habersham County deputy's patrol car Friday night. The wreck happened as both deputies were helping with Operation Thunder, a 90-day statewide crackdown targeting drunken drivers, speeders and seat-belt violations.

Richmond County sheriff's officials say the deputy hurt in the crash suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening. His name was not released.

The traffic crackdown in Richmond County began Feb. 14. Since then authorities have written hundreds of citations.

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