Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Elizabethtown Post Reports Activity For The Month Of August, 2012
Date of News Release: 09/14/2012
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers 8 counties. They include: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, Larue, and Grayson.
We will continue to conduct traffic safety checkpoints through September and the rest of 2012 looking for impaired drivers and restraint violations at various locations throughout our post area.
For the month of August 2012, Post 04 Troopers wrote a total of 1,689 citations. We removed 69 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 556 speeders. 201 violators were charged for failure to wear a seatbelt. 15 citations were for failure to use a child restraint. We investigated 87 crashes and conducted 2,436 vehicle inspections. 838 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 199 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 1,313 citizen's complaints. We were involved in 763 special details and conducted over 100 community programs which reached over 10,000 citizens of the Commonwealth. Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 80 criminal cases, made 211 criminal arrests, and served over 97 criminal court documents. In addition, we contacted over 767 victims of crimes on cases that we investigated. In total, Post 04 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 10,631 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.
Preliminary statistics* indicate that 10 people died in 10 separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
Seven of the victims were traveling in motor vehicles and six were not wearing seat belts. One single fatality crash occurred in each of the following counties: Adair, Christian, Clay, Hardin, Logan, McCracken and Spencer. The crashes in Adair County and Clay County involved the use of alcohol.
Two fatalities were the result of motorcycle crashes: one in Carter County and one in Warren County. Neither victim was wearing a helmet.
One pedestrian was killed in Pike County.
Through Sept. 9, preliminary statistics* indicate that 498 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012. This is the same as reported for this time period in 2011. Of the 388 motor vehicle fatalities, 223 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 60 motorcycle fatalities, 32 were not wearing a helmet. Six of the seven ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. Thirty-nine pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and three bicycle riders have been killed. A total of 87 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.