Edmonson Voice Staff Report
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported several arrests and citations that were made and issued during the recent holiday traffic safety checkpoints.
The checkpoints, which have gotten positive feedback from the public, are led by the sheriff's office in conjunction with all local law enforcement agencies.
The recent locations resulted in five different DUI arrests along with 40 traffic and criminal citations, ranging from seat belt and insurance violations to driving with suspended licenses, drug possession charges, open alcohol containers, and marijuana charges.
"We announce and hold these checkpoints for different reasons," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "We announce them so the public is aware and to deter impaired driving. We don't do these just to catch people, we do them to try to prevent impaired driving and criminal activity. Our goal isn't to make arrests and write tickets, it's to get folks to follow the law and drive safely."
Along with the Sheriff's office, the Brownsville City Police, KY State Police, and Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers conducted the checkpoints and were assisted by the District Two Constable.