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first_img Twitter CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An additional patrol officer is being assigned to the West Virginia Turnpike due to an increase in crashes involving large trucks.The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports the West Virginia Parkways Authority, the Public Service Commission and the West Virginia State Police announced they will dedicate an additional full-time patrol unit on the roadway. The action follows more crashes, including eight fatalities, near Camp Creek.West Virginia Parkways Authority General Manager Greg Barr said he appreciates the additional officer, who will be looking for speeders as well as inspect commercial vehicles. He says the new patrol unit will enhance enforcement and improve safety for all travelers.The new officer is expected to start before traffic increases for the holidays. Previous PostGov. Justice announces new guidelines and procedures for agencies wishing to use and access State’s line of credit Tumblr Linkedin Google+ Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] Mail Pinterest Facebook Next PostHow to stay safe with Holiday Shopping this year Home NewsWatch Local News New patrol officer being assigned to Turnpike Local NewsNewsWatchTop Stories New patrol officer being assigned to Turnpike By Tyler BarkerNov 26, 2018, 13:37 pm 456 0 last_img read more