The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 4 in Elizabethtown covers eight counties, including Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckenridge, Larue, and Grayson.
The West Region covers eight post areas: 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 December and the rest of 2015 looking for impaired drivers, unrestrained motorists, and other traffic violations at various locations throughout our post area,” said KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory in a press release.
For the month of November 2015, Post 4 Troopers and Detectives wrote a total of 1,405 citations, removed 46 drunk drivers from Kentucky roadways, and cited 395 speeders. 54 violators were charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, and one citation was for failure to use a child restraint.
Post 4 Troopers and Detectives investigated 94 crashes and conducted 2,140 vehicle inspections. 634 motorists were given a courtesy notice in lieu of a traffic citation for minor traffic offenses. They assisted 127 motorists stranded on Kentucky roadways and answered over 951 citizen’s complaints. They were involved in 715 special details and conducted over 14 community programs, which reached over 1,500 citizens of the Commonwealth.
Post 4 Detectives and Troopers opened over 49 criminal cases, made 240 criminal arrests, and served over 127 criminal court documents. They contacted over 323 victims of crimes on cases that they investigated. Additionally, they conducted over 100 school and business security checks throughout the entire Post 4 area.
In total, Post 4 Troopers, Detectives, and Command Staff logged over 6,941 hours of service for the Kentucky citizens they served.
In addition to the Trooper and Detective monthly activity, Post 4 dispatchers logged over 2,400 data entries while still answering hundreds of calls from citizens in the area.
KSP Post 4 will be operating Road Safety Checkpoints, as well as Speed Checkpoints throughout the eight-county Post 4 coverage area for the month of December 2015 and into 2016.
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.