This holiday season, Louisa police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.
From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers. Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions-- and serious legal consequences.
Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads, and Louisa Police is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep roads safe. “The December holiday season is the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ and we are going to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family,” said Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt. “This holiday, we will show zero tolerance for drunk drivers on the road. If you choose to drive drunk, we will see you, we will stop you, and you will be arrested.” Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.
Rescheduled for Dec. 11, 7pm
1. Call to order.2. Pledge of allegiance and prayer.3. Mayor’s comments.4. Approve minutes for 11-12-13.5. Second reading of Ordinance 2013-04 “Compensation of City Employees Pursuant to KRS 83A.070”.6. First reading of Ordinance 2013-05 “Ordinance Establishing the Budget for the Water and Sewer Commission (Now Louisa Water and Sewer Department) for June 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014”.7. First reading of Ordinance 2013-06 “Compensation of Water and Sewer Department Pursuant to KRS 83A.070”.8. Employee one time pay raise.9. Louisa Police Department.10. Louisa Fire Department.11. Louisa Street & Sanitation Department.12. Louisa Water & Sewer Department.13. Audience comments.14. Executive session.15. Adjourn.
Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts released the following arrest report this week.Edward L. Brooks, 35, Middletown, OH, was arrested Nov. 30, six miles west of Louisa on Hwy. 32 and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary, and Theft Bu Unlawful Taking Under $500.
According to the police report, Sgt. Chuck Jackson responded to a call in the above area where a witness caught subject stealing from his neighbor's building. Upon arrival, Sgt. Jackson read Brooks his rights. Brooks told the Sgt. that Brooks and Tommy McKinney went onto the property and was taking miscellaneous metal from the building. The suspects had the metal stacked up behind a wooden well box when the witness came down the driveway. They took off running and the witness held Brooks, but McKinney was not located. The value of the property was valued at under $500.Elmer HallElmer Hall, 58, Martha, KY, was arrested No . 29, 20 miles west of Louisa, at 3995 Hwy. 1715 and charged with ResistingArrest, Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, and Terroristic Threatening, 3rd Degree.
According to the police report, Deputy Dwayne Bowen received a complaint on the above subject, stating that he had been in a domestic altercation with his son.
Upon Bowen's arrival, the son had already left the scene, so Bowen was unable to talk with him. But the elder Hall had two warrants on him, so Deputy Bowen had him to empty his pockets. Hall put the knife in Bowens' hand and asked what he was under arrest for. When Bowens told him, Hall said ---- you, and jerked away, reaching for his pocket knife. Deputy Bowen had to use OC to gain control of him. Hall said he would ----ing be out in the morning, and would kill him (Bowen). Hall was also charged with Resisting Arrest on a separate citation as well as Operating on a Suspended/ Revoked Operators License and Reckless Driving and served warrants.Bobby J. Triplett, 48, Blaine, KY, was arrested Nov. 28, 14 miles north of Louisa, on U. S. Hwy. 23 and charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place 1st and 2nd Offenses, and Giving Officer False Names/Addresses.
According to the police report, Deputy Wilhite responded to North Hwy lane of 23 of a vehicle sideways impending traffic. Upon his arrival, above subject was standing partially in the roadway attempting to put fuel in the vehicle. Wilhite asked subject his name, and subject answered Ershell Triplett, and also gave a false date of birth and social security number. Deputy Wilhite detected a strong odor of alcohol on the subject, who was manifestly under the influence, unsteady on his feet, was lethargic, and had slurred speech. Triplett was taken into custody due to concern for his safety and to others.Danny L. Ferguson, 49, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 25, 23 miles north of Louisa, at 11889 on Hwy. 1 and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Fail to Render Aid or Assistance, No operators/Moped License, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense.
According to the police report, Deputy Wilhite responded to Hwy 1, where a vehicle had hit reporting parties' car, busting the driver's side mirror. While responding, accident was reported. Upon arrival to the first accident, above subject had left. Upon arrival to the second accident call, above subject had left again and was found at his daughter's residence near the Carter County line. Ferguson stated that he had wrecked because of a deer in the road and that he had made contact with the deer. Ferguson was also charged on a separate citation for Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place, 1st and 2nd Offenses, and a bench warrant was served.Julie A. Fitzpatrick, 36, Louisa, KY, was arrested Nov. 25, 18 miles south of Louisa at 618 Tadpole Road and charged with Theft By Deception Including Cold Checks Under $10,000 on two separate citations (Food City and Rite Value Pharmacy).
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