Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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March Activity with April Checkpoint
Date of News Release: 04/01/2013
(Morehead, KY) -- Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for March 2013. During March Post 8 personnel issued 2,285 total citations. Of those citations, 44 were for DUI, 277 were for Speeding, 236 for No Seat Belt, and 32 for Child Restraint. In addition, there were 2,024 Vehicle Inspections and 407 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 also investigated 65 Traffic Collisions, including one which was a fatality collision that occurred in Morgan County. Post 8 personnel also investigated 1,151 Complaints. A total of 85 Criminal Cases were opened and 377 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of March 2013.
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 April as well as the remainder of the year 2013. Motorists are urged to be cautious and obey reduced speeds through road construction zones.
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.