Sheriff urges caution as summer gets underway

Greg Speck

Pulaski County Sheriff

Now that Memorial Day is in the rearview mirror, Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck is urging the public to take care as summer gets into full swing.

Last weekend was an unusually quiet one for the sheriff's office as far as three-day holiday weekends go -- particularly for Memorial Day which serves as the unofficial start of summer. PCSO reports that between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday night, deputies responded to 173 calls for service, 26 alarm calls for homes and businesses, 20 traffic stops, 13 domestic-related incidents, four non-injury accidents, nine motorists assists, and two DUIs.

While the agency was lucky not to have investigated any collisions involving injuries, the sheriff wants to remind the public to take special care now that the summer driving season is underway and local roadways become more congested with lake-related traffic and other visitors.

"I urge drivers and passengers to wear their seatbelts, use child-restraint seats for our young people who need them, and to obey all traffic devices and speed limits," Sheriff Speck stated. "Traffic safety is always important but particularly so this time of year. Local drivers should remain aware of visitors who may not be as familiar with our highways."