Sheriff's Office Says 14 Arrests Made During ATV Park Event: 30 Charges of Drug, Alcohol-Related Offenses
Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and other emergency personnel were busy over the course of Wednesday, June 16th, through this past weekend as they upped their patrols in the Lincoln Community during the "Redneck Rave" event held at Blue Holler ATV Park.
In a statement released from the Sheriff's Office today, they reported that 48 individuals were charged with various offenses, including 14 arrested. In addition, there were 30 charges involving drugs or alcohol-related offenses.
The statement also said there were 63 traffic-related offenses charged, two arrest warrants were served on a fugitive, as well as six felony charges that included assault, strangulation, and wanton endangerment.
"The Sheriff’s Office also escorted EMS with security during medical transports responding to such injuries as broken bones, severed and dislocated fingers, impalement through the abdomen, lacerations, and severe intoxication-related medical issues," the statement said.
Sheriff Shane Doyle spoke to the Edmonson Voice regarding the activity over the past several days.
"The Sheriff's Office was caught off-guard last year during this event," he said. " We were determined that it wouldn't happen again. I want to thank our local emergency and first responders for all the hard work that was put in to deal with this event. I firmly believe that because of the large presence of law enforcement, the event didn't cause as many problems as it could have. We were also pleased with the overwhelming support that the local community members showed. Many of the local residents offered food, drink, and a cool place to rest if we needed it. We wish we could provide this kind of presence regularly, but our limited budget can't sustain that amount of manpower. While there were many challenges to overcome, the cooperation with our EMS, volunteer fire fighters, volunteer deputies, and other law enforcement agencies allowed us to make the best out of a difficult situation."
Doyle also said they responded to theft and assault complaints within the park, and they administered multiple traffic safety checkpoints around the Lincoln community throughout the event, with the help of District 5 Constable Charlie Peck and the Kentucky State Police.
The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife on various traffic stops and calls for service.