APD Investigates Eight Crashes To Begin The Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend got off to an extremely busy start in Artesia, where poclie say they were called to work a total of eight crashes just on Thursday and Friday alone. The first crash took place early Thursday near 20th and Main Street. Then another crash shortly after that one near 20th and Grand. Other reports of car accidents came in later in the day on West Missouri Avenue, West Main Street and 10th and Bullock. On Friday morning, another crash took place at South 13th and West Washignton. The ARtesia Daily Press reports that four of these crashes were the result of drivers committing significant traffic violations.