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.