The Grove Police Department reported that overall activity was down in the Grove area in comparison to the last Labor Day Holiday.
Police Chief Mark Morris said officers reported that the traffic seemed to be light for a holiday weekend in Grove.
He said traffic stops were fewer overall this year compared to last, although the police department had extra officers on duty.
“Officers were out in force over the holiday,” Morris said.
The Grove Police Department joined with thousands of other law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation over the holiday weekend to crack down on drunk driving.
From 12:00 a.m. August 29th till 11:59 p.m. September 1st, Grove Police reported four non-injury traffic accidents; seven warnings and 23 citations were issued; 10 offense reports were filled out; one person was arrested; 31 911 calls and 28 ambulance calls were received, and five fire calls were received.
Last year in Grove officers issued 26 citations, 23 reports were filed, and two people were arrested, Morris said. In addition, there were four accidents, two of them having injuries.
Automobile traffic may have been down for the weekend, but boat traffic was fairly normal for a holiday on Grand Lake, according to GRDA Spokesperson Jason Alberty.
“Saturday was slow due to inclement weather — lightning, rain, etc.” Alberty said. “Sunday was the busiest.”
He said the weekend was a good, safe weekend around the lake.
Alberty noted that there was only one injury accident.
The accident occurred about 9:35 p.m. Monday night, east of Sailboat bridge, Alberty said.
“They were traveling east toward Elk River and ran aground due to shallow water,” he explained.
Alberty said the driver suffered a cut lip, and two passengers were not injured.
According to reports, one member of the boating party was life-flighted with head injuries, but no further information was available as of press time.