Edmonson Staff Report
Traffic safety checkpoints can sometimes be inconvenient, especially to drivers that are in a hurry to reach their destinations. Some folks even consider them invasive. There were several little league goers that were aggravated at the recent checkpoints near the HWY 70 county park last week, but according to Sheriff Shane Doyle, what caused the aggravation may have saved Edmonson County lives.
"We don't conduct the checkpoints to hassle drivers or to look for a reason to write tickets," he said. "We do them to help get rid of drugs, find those with outstanding warrants, and help stop drinking and driving."
He said during an eight hour period, there were eight arrests made on 23 different charges. Among those were:
Everyone arrested was from out of town, either traveling to, from, or through the park.
"It's the kickoff of summer and the traveling and camping season for the National Park and surrounding areas," Doyle said. "We just want everyone to know we plan on having a heavy presence during this season. It's all about keeping our families and kids safe."
The checkpoints are conducted by the sheriff's office, Brownsville Police, and KSP. Oft times all agencies work together at one checkpoint.
6/14/2016 05:12:50 pm
keep up the good work
6/14/2016 05:30:21 pm
Not an inconvenience or intrusive if it removes just one more intoxicated or danger from our roads. Thank you.
Jarrod and Beth Hawkins
6/14/2016 05:58:45 pm
We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our local law enforcement. We have the best!
6/14/2016 06:43:45 pm
I'd rather you guys arrest them, then have to respond to a wreck that they've caused. Keep up the outstanding work.
Dist.2 Constable Office
6/14/2016 08:37:56 pm
Yeah, and the Dist. 2 Constable helped at those roadblocks also.
Bonnie Dye Vincent
6/14/2016 09:12:35 pm
Keep those checkpoints coming, to me it's keeping our county clean and safe!!
6/14/2016 10:39:32 pm
I had been umpiring a softball game at the Hwy 70 park, and had both my boys with me, I was hot and sweaty and they where hungry, but the officer was super nice, and she was just doing her job, and she quickly got us on down the road. For all the families that come in and out of that ball park, I thank you for keep us all safe!
6/14/2016 11:13:37 pm
Thanks for keeping our children and community safe. Your dedication and loyalty are hugely appreciated 🙏
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