ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (September 4, 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 September, October 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 August 2019, Post 4 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 1,005 citations. We removed 19 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways and cited 308 speeders. 69 violators were charged with failure to wear a seatbelt and 8 citations were for failure to use a child restraint. We investigated 45 collisions and conducted 4 commerical vehicle inspections. 269 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. We assisted 61 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 489 citizen’s complaints. We were involved in 520 special details and conducted over 62 community programs that reached over 3,250 citizens of the Commonwealth. Our Detectives and Troopers opened over 36 criminal cases, made 182 criminal arrests, and served over 64 criminal court documents. Additionally, we conducted over 60 school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area. In total, Post 4 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 5,561 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens we served.
In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 1,786 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 September/October and throughout 2019.