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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for March 2014

Date of News Release: 04/07/2014

(Hickory, KY )- Activity for KSP, Post 1, for the month of March is as follows:

Criminal Cases opened     83
Criminal Arrest     195
Citations Written     1763
  Speed 598  
  Seatbelt 299  
  Child Restraint 28  
Collisions Investigated     75
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     646
DUI Arrest     34

Throughout the month, troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 1 District. 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/post1_checkpoints.html.

Through April 1, 2014, there have been eight persons killed in the Post 1 District: three victims were not wearing seatbelts. One fatality crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Kentucky State Police, Post 1, covers the 11 counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, and Trigg. 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.