GCSO report shows rise in DUI arrests

Staff Report

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The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has released its activity report for September, 2015.

For the month of September, 2015, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) attempted to serve approximately 380 court papers. Of those 380 papers, 195 were actually served.

GCSO deputies wrote 35 citations, opened 51 criminal cases, and made 40 criminal arrests. In lieu of traffic citations, deputies wrote 10 courtesy notices, conducted over 30 vehicle inspections, and assisted 21 motorists on Grayson County’s roads.

The GCSO removed eight drunk drivers from the roadway and answered over 514 citizen complaints. Deputies responded to approximately 44 extra patrol requests and were involved in over 35 special details or programs.

The GCSO also investigated over 23 collisions, which resulted in 26 people being injured. That spike included the bus wreck which occurred on September 18.

Currently, the GCSO has one deputy at the Department of Criminal Justice Training Center in Richmond who is scheduled to graduate in 2016. Another deputy will be sent to the Training Center in November.

“Although we are low on manpower, the numbers above suggest that we have actually increased our activities and contacts with less staff,” said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins. “I attribute that success to the hard work of our deputies and the assistance that we continue to receive from the Leitchfield Police Department, the Kentucky State Police, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, and other agencies on a daily basis.”

The GCSO, Kentucky State Police, Leitchfield Police Department, and other agencies will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints to ensure that motorists are sober, buckled up, and obeying Kentucky’s traffic laws. Traffic safety checkpoints will continue throughout the month of October and the rest of the year at approved locations throughout Grayson County.

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