There was a rise in those Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Logan County for the month of September, said sheriff Wallace Whittaker. There were 10 citations written alone for DUIs within a 30 day period.
The sheriff released September’s citation report Tuesday, Oct. 11 along with a breakdown of calls coming into the emergency communications center asking for assistance.
Whittaker reported 174 citations written for September. There were 28 for speeding, 15 for no insurance, eight for no license, 10 for DUI, 46 serving warrants, 20 for possession of marijuana, 10 criminal complaints, three for Alcohol Intoxication, four for possession of a controlled substance, five for assault, three for burglary, and 22 for other offenses, such as reckless driving, running a stop sign, or not wearing a seatbelt.
There were between 1,200-1,400 calls for assistance from the sheriff’s department in the month of September. The department stays very busy throughout the year responding to those who call for help. From domestic disturbances to drug related cases, the sheriff’s department is always on the go.
Between Sept. 1 through Sept. 30 the sheriff’s department responded to 26 automobile accidents, 11 accidents with injury, 29 alarms, four alcohol intoxicated subjects, 26 animal incidents, seven assaults, 8 attempts to locate, 204 attempts to serve, four all terrain vehicle complaints, five burglaries, 53 citizen assists, one child abuse, six child custody disputes, four criminal trespasses, 12 domestic in progress, seven fire related calls, 15 follow up investigations, one gas drive off, 12 juvenile offenses, 80 routines patrols, four missing persons, 29 prisoner transports, two unresponsive patients, one loud party, 17 suspicious persons, 235 traffic stops, three mentally ill patients, 3 missing juveniles, two sex offenses, three shots fired, and 19 welfare checks. This is just to name a few of the calls received by the sheriff’s department in the month of September.
“We are staying busy,” said sheriff Whittaker, who has asked for additional help from the fiscal court with the creation of another deputy position. Whittaker’s request was turned down. Some magistrates would like to see an increased presence of the Kentucky State Police in Logan County, however, that agency has expressed shortages in officers as well.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.