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July Activity with August Checkpoint

Date of News Release: 08/03/2015

(Morehead, KY) - Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for July 2015. During July, Post 8 personnel issued 1,481 total citations. Of those citations, 22 were for DUI, 228 were for Speeding, 122 for No Seat Belt, and 16 for Child Restraint. In addition, there were 1,372 Vehicle Inspections and 325 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 personnel investigated 39 Traffic Collisions and also investigated 1,372 Complaints. A total of 92 Criminal Cases were opened and 261 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of July 2015.

Additionally, Lieutenant Kelley Bowman, 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 August as well the remainder of the year 2015. 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.