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KSP Post 2 September 2014 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 10/01/2014

Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of September 2014:

  • Arrested 22 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,287 Citations
  • Issued 600 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 126 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 11 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 463 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 67 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 142 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 737 Calls for Service
  • Opened 45 Criminal Cases
  • Made 144 Criminal Arrests

**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in September 2014. Single fatalities occurred in Christian, Crittenden, and Hopkins Counties. One victim was not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown.

Through September 30, 2014, there have been 24 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 25 lives reported in the Post 2 District: ten victims were not wearing a seatbelt, five victims were wearing a seatbelt, five victims were not wearing a helmet, two victims were wearing a helmet, two victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in seven of the fatal crashes.

Through September 30, 2013, 20 people had been killed in 18 fatal 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.html.

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.