Post 4will continue to conduct traffic safety checkpoints
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (June 5, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police Post 4 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 June, July and the rest of 2019 looking for impaired drivers, unrestrained motorists, and other traffic violations at various locations throughout our post area.
For the month of May 2019, Post 4 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 2,081 citations. We removed 31 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 623 speeders. 138 violators were charged with failure to wear a seatbelt and 9 citations were for failure to use a child restraint. We investigated 58 collisions and conducted 1,999 vehicle inspections. 534 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 138 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 884 citizen’s complaints. We were involved in 817 special details and conducted over 16 community programs that reached over 2,135 citizens of the Commonwealth. Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 53 criminal cases, made 216 criminal arrests, and served over 134 criminal court documents. In addition, we contacted over 255 victims of crimes on cases that we investigated. Additionally, we conducted over 64 school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area. In total, Post 4 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 10,052 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.
In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 2,044 data entries while still answering hundreds of calls from citizens in our area.
KSP Post 4 will be operating Road Safety Checkpoints as well as Speed Checkpoints throughout the 8 county Post 4 coverage area for the months of June/July and throughout 2019.