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Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
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July Activity with August Checkpoint

Date of News Release: 08/01/2013

(Morehead, KY) -- Kentucky State Police at Post 8 Morehead announce the final traffic and criminal activity report for July 2013. During July, Post 8 personnel issued 1,683 total citations. Of those citations, 22 were for DUI, 320 were for Speeding, 123 for No Seat Belt, and 13 for Child Restraint violations. In addition, there were 1,853 Vehicle Inspections and 272 Courtesy Notices issued. Post 8 also investigated 76 Traffic Collisions, including two fatality collisions; one occurred in Rowan County and one occurred in Wolfe County. Post 8 personnel also investigated 1276 Complaints. A total of 70 Criminal Cases were opened and 277 Criminal Arrests were made for the month of July 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 August 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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