Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Post 4 Activity Released For June, 2013
Date of News Release: 07/02/2013
(ELIZABETHTOWN, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 04 in Elizabethtown covers 8 counties. They include: Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, 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 July 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 June 2013, Post 04 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 1,248 citations. We removed 38 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 453 speeders. 111 violators were charged for failure to wear a seatbelt and 8 citations were for failure to use a child restraint. We investigated 78 crashes and conducted 1,977 vehicle inspections. 561 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 136 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 1,185 citizen's complaints. We were involved in 682 special details and conducted over 15 community programs which reached over 2,500 citizens of the Commonwealth. Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 64 criminal cases, made 152 criminal arrests, and served over 65 criminal court documents. In addition, we contacted over 453 victims of crimes on cases that we investigated. Additionally, we conducted over 342school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area. In total, Post 04 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 8,877 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.
In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 2,300 data entries while still answering hundreds of calls from citizens in our area.
Preliminary statistics* indicate that nine people died in nine separate crashes on Kentucky's roadways from Monday, June 24 through Sunday, June 30, 2013.
One single-fatality, motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Campbell, Estill, Floyd, Graves, Green and Pulaski. The victims in Campbell, Estill, Floyd, Graves, Green and Pulaski counties were not wearing seat belts. The crashes in Floyd and Green counties involved the suspected use of alcohol.
One single-fatality, motorcycle crash occurred in each of the following counties: McCracken and Rowan. The victim in Rowan County was not wearing a helmet.
One pedestrian was killed in Marshall County. The suspected use of alcohol was involved.
Through June 30, preliminary statistics* indicate that 310 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2013. This is 62 less than reported for this time period in 2012. Of the 246 motor vehicle fatalities, 125 victims were not wearing seat belts. Twenty-eight of the 40 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing helmets. The two ATV fatalities were not wearing helmets. One bicycle rider has been killed. Twenty pedestrians have been killed. One fatality involving an animal drawn vehicle has been reported. A total of 64 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol. As of June 30, Kentucky has had 40 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.