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Last updated: June 24. 2014 12:54PM - 402 Views
By - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



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The Leitchfield Police Department recently concluded another successful Click It or Ticket campaign.


During the 2014 Click It or Ticket, which took place from May 20 to June 17, the LPD made four arrests, one of which was for a DUI, gave two speeding citations, and reported 85 seatbelt violations and 68 other traffic violations, Assistant Leitchfield Chief of Police David Riley said.


All the aforementioned activity made for a total of 159 total contacts, an extremely high figure for traffic violations that came as a result of additional manpower, Riley said.


All in all, Leitchfield police officers, through a grant, worked a total of 53 hours of federal overtime to patrol for traffic violations during Click It or Ticket.


“These grants really help us,” Riley said.


Up next for the LPD will be the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, during which Leitchfield police officers will also be out enforcing DUIs and other traffic violations, Riley said.


Additionally, the LPD has been approved for a grant to begin extra patrol for seatbelt, DUI, and speeding violations. This program will likely run from October of this year to September 2015, according to Riley.


Lastly, the LPD applied for and received a grant for an as-yet-unknown amount from Kentucky Homeland Security to purchase a total of 16 body armor vests for its officers.


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