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Next I-75 Traffic Blitz Begins Monday; November Results Released

The next ramped up patrols against dangerous driving on Interstate 75 in Kenton County begins Monday at 8 a.m.

Police officers from Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell and Kenton County will patrol from the Brent Spence Bridge to the I-275 interchange.

The Kentucky State Police and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement will also assist local officers.

There will be enhanced enforcement for the next two weeks for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

The four partnering agencies have received a federal highway traffic safety grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths related to traffic crashes.

In 2018, four people lost their lives to traffic crashes on the I-75 corridor in Kenton County. Enforcement of traffic laws will be increased on I-75 from the I-275 interchange in Erlanger to the Ohio River in Covington especially during the national campaign.

Officers will be out in force in support for the national campaign but on December 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., officers will be conducting an enforcement campaign, which is the third one since October 1.

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign actually began on Friday and runs through January 1. 

Meanwhile, the police departments released the results of their increased patrols in November:

Arrests (3)-Possession of marijuana, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Apprehend a fugitive
from justice-warrant;

Speeding (84);

Reckless Driving (1);

Following Too Close (1);

Operating a vehicle without insurance (4);

Failure to produce insurance card (25);

Operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license (4);

Operating a vehicle without a driver’s license (1);

Operating a vehicle without a driver’s license in possession (3);

Operating a vehicle with an expired driver’s license (1); Improper equipment/no tail lamps (1);

Improper equipment/obstructed windshield (2); Operating a motor vehicle not registered (1);

Expired registration (9);

No registration receipt (6);

Failure to notify the Department of Transportation (3);

Failure to use turn signal when changing lanes-multiple lanes at once (2);

Failure to wear a seat belt (7);

Texting while operating a vehicle (2).

-Staff report

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