MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department has received a state Law Enforcement Service Fee / DUI grant in the amount of $19,901.
The grant period runs July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
The Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols at various times and locations throughout McCracken County during that period.
The checkpoints will be set up at designated areas on highways and county roads where statistics have shown an elevated number of vehicle crashes and/or traffic violations.
During the checkpoints deputies will be enforcing laws related to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, licensing of vehicles and operators, equipment violations, registration and insurance violations, seat belt and child restraints violations.
Criminal activity and other public safety issues that arise will also be addressed.
The Sheriff's Department utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways, to provide a deterrent for those violating traffic and criminal laws, and to ultimately increase the safety of the citizens of McCracken County.
The Department will partner with other law enforcement agencies to achieve this goal.
Listed below are traffic safety checkpoints for McCracken County:
- Old Benton Road at Oaks Road
- KY 305 at Schmitt Farms
- US 45 at Brookport Bridge
- Puryear Highway and KY 450
- KY 450 at I-24 underpass
- KY 996 and KY 725 intersection
- KY 1241 at ST. Johns
- US 60 at Maxon Road
- US 60 mile post 17-20
- KY 348 and KY 1684 intersection
- KY 305 at Coleman Road
- KY 305 at Commerce Drive
- KY 305 at Olivet Church Road