Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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KSP Post 4 Activity for October
Date of News Release: 11/06/2013
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers 8 counties. They include: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, Larue, and Grayson. The West Region covers 8 post areas. They are: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 12, Post 15, and Post 16.
We will continue to conduct traffic safety checkpoints through November and the rest of 2013 looking for impaired drivers, unrestrained motorists, and other traffic violations at various locations throughout our post area.
For the month of October 2013, Post 04 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 1770 citations. We removed 34 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 602 speeders. 167 violators were charged with failure to wear a seatbelt and 18 citations were for failure to use a child restraint. We investigated 104 crashes and conducted 2143 vehicle inspections. 618 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 140 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 1166 citizen’s complaints. We were involved in 603 special details and conducted over 12 community programs which reached over 1500 citizens of the Commonwealth. Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 59 criminal cases, made 152 criminal arrests, and served over 75 criminal court documents. In addition, we contacted over 584 victims of crimes on cases that we investigated. Additionally, we conducted over 215 school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area. In total, Post 04 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 8,328 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.
In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 2133 data entries while still answering hundreds of calls from citizens in our area.
Through Nov. 3, preliminary statistics* indicate that 537 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 84 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 409 motor vehicle fatalities, 203 victims were not wearing seat belts. Forty-four of the 69 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The 10 ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. Three bicycle riders have been killed. Forty-five pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. One person died when they jumped from a moving vehicle. A total of 120 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of Nov. 3, Kentucky has had 68 days with zero highway fatalities reported during 2013.
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.