Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s arrest report
August 12, 2013
Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts reported the following arrests during the past week:
William David Locke, 59, Huntington, WV, was arrested Aug. 6, twelve miles north of Louisa on charges of (1) Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drug, etc. (08 1st offense) (2) Possession of Open Alcohol Container in Motor Vehicle (prohibited vodka bottle).
According to the arrest report, multiple calls were received on a car swerving all over the road. The vehicle was observed north of U.S. Hwy. 23 weaving from fast lane all the way across the highway and off the right shoulder several times. The subject was believed to have wrecked at one point due to the dust and skidding back onto the roadway.
Deputy Mark Wheeler activated his emergency lights and siren behind Locke and followed him 1-2 miles until he stopped during which time subject was all over the road, the report says. Upon contact with Locke, Deputy Wheeler reported that subject was lethargic, and gave him the owner’s manual for insurance proof, was glassy eyed, could not follow directions, and an open alcohol container was observed in a cooler. Once out of the vehicle, Locke could barely walk, and breathing unsteadily, the report said. The subject almost fell several times according to the report. PBT showed alcohol, and a HGN test was attempted, but Locke was too intoxicated to follow stimulus (ink pen). Subject also could not perform the walk and turn or one leg stand. Deputy reports that Locke was extremely and manifestly under the influence of alcohol, and although he cooperated, he could not understand why officer would not let him go home because of people he knew, and being a business man. Locke reportedly said he drank vodka earlier while driving home.
MaxieMurphyNapierJustin R. Maxie, 32, Louisa, KY, was arrested Aug. 8, on Bulldog Lane in Louisa on charges of Flagrant Non-Support and was served a child support warrant in a prior case.
Effie J. Murphy, 50, Louisa, KY, was arrested Aug. 8, ten miles north of Louisa on charges of charges of Flagrant Non-Support and was served a child support warrant in a prior case from 9-30-09, in which subject owed $3346.23.
Timothy B. Napier, 46, Ft. Gay, WV, was arrested Aug. 9, in Louisa and served a Bench Warrant in a prior case.
Amy R. Gantt, 24, Louisa, KY, was arrested Aug. 10, one mile south of Louisa on 3rd Street on charges of No Operators Insurance and was served a warrant for above underlying charge. Bench Warrant $500, Failure to Appear. Other charges: Public Intoxication, Prescription not in Original Container, Drug Paraphernalia, and Controlled Substance 3rd Degree of Unspecified Drug.
LOUISVILLE – Texting while driving in Kentucky just lost some of its luster. Gov. Steve Beshear Wednesday announced a new enforcement measure aimed at saving lives on Kentucky highways.At Beshear's direction, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet soon will assess “penalty points” on the operator’s licenses of drivers who are cited and convicted of violating Kentucky’s law against texting while driving, a state news release said.A driver will incur three points for each no-texting violation. The cabinet can suspend the licenses of drivers who incur a specified number of points within a two-year period – 12 points for drivers 18 and older, seven points for drivers under 18.Beshear announced the new enforcement measure at the 2013 Kentucky Life Savers Conference, an annual gathering of transportation leaders and emergency responders from across the state.“Highway safety has been a major emphasis of our administration,” Beshear said. “We have thousands of dedicated professionals – in highway engineering, law enforcement and emergency medical services – who work every day toward a goal of zero deaths on Kentucky’s streets and highways.“Part of the challenge of highway safety is to keep ahead of technology. The cell phone is symbolic of that challenge. While it has made our lives and jobs easier in many ways, there is no question that far too often it proves to be an irresistible distraction to drivers,” Beshear said.The “No Texting While Driving” law, enacted by the 2012 General Assembly, forbids anyone to send text messages while driving a motor vehicle. For drivers under 18, the law also forbids any use of a cell phone while driving.To aid in enforcement of the law, Beshear’s package of highway safety legislation submitted to the 2013 General Assembly included a bill – House Bill 294 – to impose penalty points for texting while driving. The bill was approved by the House Transportation Committee but never reached a vote in the full House before the General Assembly adjourned. Beshear then decided to have the Transportation Cabinet implement the penalty by administrative regulation. Once the regulation goes through legislative review and takes effect, the cabinet will begin assessing the penalty points.Some 53,600 crashes in Kentucky in 2012 were attributed to driver distraction, a category that includes cell phone use.“We have long recognized that cell phone use is a factor in a high number of highway crashes,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock, who is the governor’s designated representative for highway safety, said in the news release. “I am convinced that the ‘No Texting While Driving’ law will save lives.”
Kentucky Press News Service
Louisa City Council
Aug 13, 2013--7:00 PM
Louisa City Hall
1. Call to order.2. Pledge of allegiance and prayer.3. Approve minutes for 06-11-13.4. Second reading “An Ordinance Abolishing the Louisa Water and Sewer Commission”.5. Deed-Street Lights.6. City of Louisa Budget 2013-2014.7. Louisa Water & Sewer Budget 2013-2014. 8. Audience comments.9. Executive session.10. Adjourn.
Post 14 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT
For July 2013
KSP_patchDuring the month of July 2013 there were 30 motor vehicle collisions investigated by State Police working out of the Ashland Post in the four counties of Boyd, Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence. During July 2013 there were zero fatalities in the Post 14 area compared to four fatalities (Boyd County – 1, Lawrence County – 2, Carter County - 1) in 2012. Statewide fatalities stand at 361 compared to 444 for the same time period in 2012. The following is a summary of activity for Post 14 Personnel for the month of July 2013:
Trooper First Class Michael MurriellPublic Affairs OfficerKentucky State Police Post 14Ashland, KY(606) 928-6421 (Work)(606) 694-5648 (Cell)
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