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Stats from Post 2 for August 2013

Date of News Release: 09/04/2013

(Madisonville, KY.)-- For the month of August 2013, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • *Arrested 31 Impaired Drivers
  • *Issued a Total of 1,550 Citations
  • *Issued 492 Speeding Citations
  • *Issued 150 Seatbelt Citations
  • *Issued 23 Child Restraint Citations
  • *Issued 640 Courtesy Notices
  • *Investigated 66 Traffic Crashes
  • *Assisted 198 Stranded Motorists
  • *Responded to 926 Calls for Service
  • *Opened 61 Criminal Cases
  • *Made 249 Criminal Arrests

**There was one fatal crash that resulted in the loss of one life reported in the Post 2 District in August 2013. The fatality occurred in Muhlenberg County and the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

Through August 31, 2013, there have been 16 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 18 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 9 victims were not wearing seatbelts, 3 victims were wearing seatbelts, 1 victim was not wearing a helmet, and the seatbelt status of 5 victims is not known. Two fatality crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through August 31, 2012, 17 people had been killed in 17 crashes in the Post 2 District.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.

Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.

Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.

**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.

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