An Eastview man has been arrested due to charges stemming from a March complaint warrant. According to arrest citations, Kentucky State Police received a call from the mother of the victim, claiming her daughter was being assaulted by Joey Hawkins. Allegedly, Hawkins committed several acts of violence against the victim, then hindered her ability to call 911, pinning her to the ground and attempting to get her phone out of her pocket. Hawkins has been charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment, and intimidating a participant in the legal process. He is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.
The Elizabethtown Police Department will be holding their open house this Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM. The event will feature tours and vehicle displays, as well as food, giveaways, and a chance to talk with officers with EPD. Those interested in applying for a position within the department are encouraged to attend to learn more about the hiring process. There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public.
The Kentucky Department of Highway Safety is encouraging drivers to put down their phones and buckle their seatbelts in order to save lives. The Buckle Up Phone Down campaign began yesterday. This campaign will hope to help cut down on the more than 50,000 crashes in Kentucky as a result of distracted driving. More information about the campaign can be found at kyhighwaysafety.com.