Area motorists are reminded the “Click It or Ticket” program continues through June 3rd and police are placing an extra emphasis on seat belt usage.
Police across Kentucky and Tennessee are participating in the national initiative designed to save lives of motorists by encouraging them to wear their seat belt. In fact, it’s the law in the Bluegrass and Volunteer States that everyone in a vehicle must be buckled in and Hopkinsville Police Public Information Officer Paul Ray says there are no warnings being written during the current campaign.
Hopkinsville Police have been issuing over a dozen tickets for seat belt violations per day since the campaign began and it continues through the end of the week.
Traughber (nearsest to camera) looks on at an Elkton City Council meeting.
The City of Elkton hired a new attorney at its special-called meeting last week, but he certainly is no stranger to the community.
Elkton native Jeff Traughber was unanimously approved by council and he began his duties immediately.
Traughber practices at Dillingham and Traughber Law Firm in Elkton and he says he’s always had an interest in public service.
He says his roots in Elkton give him an advantage over someone who may have been hired from another community because he has background knowledge of issues currently facing the city.
Traughber replaces longtime attorney John Kirkham.
The young man seriously injured in a wreck on Dawson Springs Road Saturday night remains hospitalized in Nashville.
Officials at Vanderbilt University Medical Center say 19-year old Erik Harris is in stable condition. Harris was injured around 6pm Saturday when he ran off Dawson Road near the Witty Lane intersection and drove down a large embankment.
The Christian County Rescue Squad had to cut him from his pickup and he was flown from Jennie Stuart Medical Center to Vanderbilt.
A Clarksville man faces several charges after allegedly stealing a large truck and driving it into a house while intoxicated.
A news release from Clarksville Police says officers were called to 121 Bluegrass Road around 3:20 this morning regarding a Building Supply truck that had crashed into a house.
When officers arrived, they found a truck had left the roadway, hit a tree, continued on, crashed into a house and then overturned in the front yard. A large portion of the front brick on the house was torn away and significant damage was done.
Police found the vehicle unoccupied, but found the drivers license of 21-year old Christopher Harlan Taylor of Dalewood Drive, which was only a few streets away. Officers found Taylor at his home apparently intoxicated and with cuts on his body that appeared to be recent.
He was taken back to the scene and refused a field sobriety test, saying he was drunk. He told officers his friends left him at a bar without a ride home and that he jumped a fence to steal the 50-thousand dollar Building Supply truck, which he drove through a locked gate.
Taylor was charged with vehicle theft, vehicle burglary, felony vandalism, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and with being absent without leave from the Air National Guard in Smyrna.
A man wanted on multiple warrants was arrested early this morning, but not until after a foot chase.
Hopkinsville Police Officer Adam Robertson writes he saw 24-year old Robert Mills of Hopkinsville walking near the Calvin Manor Apartments around 4am and knew there were warrants out for his arrest.
When police attempted to make contact with Mills, he allegedly ran through several ditches and yards, before finally going into a breeze way at the apartment complex where he was arrested and charged with fleeing from police.
He was also served with warrants for theft by deception, receiving stolen property and failure to appear in court.