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August Activity with September Checkpoint

Date of News Release: 09/03/2013

(Morehead, KY) - Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for August 2013. During August, Post 8 personnel issued 1,620 total citations. Of those citations, 37 were for DUI, 167 were for Speeding, 110 for No Seat Belt, and 18 for Child Restraint violations. In addition, there were 1,844 Vehicle Inspections and 296 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 also investigated 59 Traffic Collisions, including one fatality collision that occurred in Rowan County. Post 8 personnel also investigated 1266 Complaints. A total of 74 Criminal Cases were opened and 269 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of August 2013.

Additionally, Captain Brian Bowling, Commander of the Kentucky State Police at Morehead, announces 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 September 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.

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