Police Increase Patrols

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Police are trying to keep the roads as safe as possible this holiday weekend by cracking down on speeding drivers and those driving under the influence.

Barely two minutes into our ride-a-long with commercial vehicle enforcement officer Greg Reams, he clocks a van going too fast on the Hal Rogers Parkway.

Trooper Greg Reams pulls the driver to the side of the road, writes the ticket, and heads back to his cruiser to wait for the next one.

Police are not letting up on increased holiday patrols by looking for speeders, drunk drivers, and people not buckling up.

So far Reams says he's stopped plenty of drivers and heard even more excuses.

“But really none of them can justify the person just not taking their time and following the posted speed limit,” Reams said.

Lower gas prices are just one reason why Reams thinks there is more traffic.

He thinks holiday shoppers is number two.

“With the sales and stuff there are starting at four in the morning. That traffic that is coming out for those sales will still be out while I am out,” Reams said.

police say a little common sense behind the wheel goes a long way.

Reams says there are nearly 10 officers patrolling the roads in Clay and Laurel Counties alone.


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