There will be extra police on the streets in Hopkinsville this weekend looking to arrest anyone driving impaired.
A news release from Hopkinsville Police says they will be conducting DUI checkpoints Saturday and Sunday in the city, bringing officers from other shifts to beef up the force.
Public Information Officer Paul ray says they arrested no impaired drivers last time they did checkpoints, and that is what they hope for this time.
Officer Ray says the public is being forewarned about these checkpoints because having safe roads is their goal—not making arrests.
Police in Clarksville are also doing “saturation patrols” this weekend and both departments say there will be zero tolerance for anyone driving impaired.
Photos courtesy of Clarksville Police
Clarksville Police responded to a fatal wreck on Tiny Town Road yesterday.
The incident happened around 5pm, when police say a 22-year old man was eastbound on Tiny Town and crossed the center line for an unknown reason.
His vehicle collided with an SUV driven by 26-year old Brittany Wanless, who went uninjured.
The 22-year old male was pronounced dead on the scene and his name will be released, pending family notification.
The investigation of a car theft in Hopkinsville ended last night when the alleged perpetrator and vehicle were located.
A 2009 Toyota Camry belonging to 27-year old Johnathan Walter of Hopkinsville was reported stolen from 1014 East 7th St yesterday around 9am.
The vehicle was located near 1701 1st Street Extension and was allegedly driven by 48-year old Mark Bradshaw of Hopkinsville. A search of the vehicle also turned up crack cocaine under a floor mat and in the console.
Bradshaw was arrested and charged with theft, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and was lodged in the Christian County Jail.
A Cadiz man was arrested on drug trafficking charges early this morning after police received a tip from the public.
A news release says Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam received a tip of drug activity at a Wood Avenue address in Cadiz yesterday and deputies were soon able to gather enough evidence to get an arrest warrant for a suspect.
Deputy Mark Nichols arrested 23-year old Russell Lancaster of Wood Avenue on trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in marijuana, possession of lortabs, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Kentucky State Police and Cadiz Police.