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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  • by 4wheeler Location: jackson on Dec 1, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    wallace ant u got anything better to do besides cryin i ride my 4 wheeler cause im dissable an cant afford to ride my car because im on a fixed income so get a life an leave us along I dont drink or do drugs so dont judge but to be true id rather see a drunk on a atv instead a car
  • by Wallace Location: Jackson on Dec 1, 2008 at 08:22 AM
    How about checking all those 4-wheelers who have no liscense,no insurance and are usually drunk or drugged driving down a PUBLIC FUNDED highway.
  • by Tom Location: Pikeville,ky on Dec 1, 2008 at 04:58 AM
    They should be out trying to catch the drug dealers instead of having so many on the road.The troopers are given a bonus for the dui and speeding,they will stop you no matter so they can write the ticket and get their bonus.
  • by Chris Location: Prestonsburg on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:10 AM
    They're not worried about DUI's. The deputies are to busy at Foodland trying to pick up the girls that work there. Seems like thats all they have time for. We need Deputies that are more interested in doing their jobs rather than chasing women. The sheriff ought to put his foot down on them. No wonder so many people are getting killed or injured with drunk drivers.
  • by FED UP Location: floyd county on Nov 29, 2008 at 03:30 PM
    Send them to Martin, we're overun with dui's


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