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Police officers assist stranded motorists

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW's Lisa Hutson) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW's Lisa Hutson)
WILDER, KY (FOX19) -

With so many accidents clogging the roads, police officers had their hands full all over the Tri-State Wednesday afternoon.

FOX 19 NOW's spent the day with Wilder Police Officer Sean Donalen helping motorists stay safe on the roads.

"I recommend you putting your seatbelt on,” advised Officer Donalen of the Wilder Police Deartment after a driver's car stalled in the median on the AA highway. Luckily, he was able to push the car with his cruiser into a nearby gas station while the driver called a wrecker.

With so many drivers in need, Donalen said writing tickets was not a high priority but keeping drivers safe was the goal.

"Not a lot of law enforcement. It's community policing today,” said Donalen.

As night fell, roads became more dangerous and more calls for help came in. One of them on I-471 northbound near exit 3 when a driver lost control and hit a light pole. Luckily, Southgate Police Department's military issued Hummer came to the rescue.

It seemed as soon as one car would get on their way, another would find themselves in the same predicament.

"Alright now put it in neutral and keep your foot the brake,” advised Donalen to a pizza delivery driver who ran off the road and into a ditch on Mock Road.

While Southgate's police hummer gave it a try, the driver would have to wait for a wrecker to pull him out.

"There is no traction to be had. I just don't think there is any way to get him out of here,” said Donalen.

A scene that would play out not just in Kentucky but all over the Tri-State, proving the advice is true. If you don't have to get out, don't.

"This weather is too dangerous,” said Ofc. Donalen

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