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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for September 2014

Date of News Release: 10/01/2014

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

Criminal Cases opened     100
Criminal Arrest     382
Citations Written     1767
  Speed 658  
  Seatbelt 151  
  Child Restraint 22  
Collisions Investigated     41
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     719
DUI Arrest     58

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 October 1, 2014, there have been thirty-two people killed in the Post 1 District: thirteen victims were not wearing seatbelts. Seven fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs. There have been seven motorcycle fatalities, three of which were not wearing helmets.

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.