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Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
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Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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December Activity with 2012 Yearly Activity Report

Date of News Release: 01/10/2013

(MOREHEAD, KY) -- Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for December 2012. During December Post 8 personnel issued 2,057 total citations. Of those citations, 36 were for DUI, 278 were for Speeding, 112 for No Seat Belt, and 16 for Child Restraint. In addition, there were 1,579 Vehicle Inspections and 356 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 also investigated 65 Traffic Collisions of which there was 1 fatality in Wolfe County. Post 8 personnel also investigated 1,301 Complaints. A total of 89 Criminal Cases were opened and 335 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of December 2012.

During the year of 2012 Post 8 personnel issued 27,363 total citations. Of those citations 462 were for DUI, 3724 were for Speeding, 2,380 for No Seat Belt, and 223 were for Child Restraint. In addition, there were 26,075 Vehicle Inspections and 4575 Courtesy Notices Issued. Post 8 also investigated 707 Traffic Collisions and investigated 15,236 complaints. A total of 966 Criminal Cases were opened and 4,145 Criminal Arrest were made for the year.

Additionally, Captain Brian Bowling, Commander of the Kentucky State Police at Morehead, announces that Troopers of the Morehead Post will be conducting Safety Checkpoints in addition to Moving Patrols throughout the Post 8 area during the entire month of January as well the remainder of the year 2013. Motorists are urged to be cautious and obey reduced speeds through road constructions.

This concentrated enforcement effort will utilize Troopers and Detectives assigned to and working the Morehead post area. Members of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) will also be utilized. They will focus on enforcing violations of Speeding, No Seat Belt, Child Restraint, Impaired Driving Laws, and Texting While Driving, as well as other violations of the Traffic Laws of Kentucky.

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