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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for May 2014

Date of News Release: 06/03/2014

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

Criminal Cases opened     83
Criminal Arrest     196
Citations Written     1762
  Speed 586  
  Seatbelt 329  
  Child Restraint 33  
Collisions Investigated     50
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     3
Calls for Service     715
DUI Arrest     47

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 June 1, 2014, there have been fourteen people killed in the Post 1 District: six victims were not wearing seatbelts. Two fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol. One fatality came from a motorcycle collision.

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.