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KSP Post 2 March 2015 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 04/01/2015

(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of March 2015:

  • Arrested 31 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,237 Citations
  • Issued 342 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 173 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 411 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 64 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 295 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 640 Calls for Service
  • Opened 50 Criminal Cases
  • Made 172 Criminal Arrests

**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in March 2015:

  • Two, single-fatality crashes occurred in Hopkins County.
  • One, single-fatality crash occurred in Muhlenberg County.
  • Two victims were wearing a seatbelt and the other victim was a pedestrian.

Through March 31, 2015, there have been eight fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of ten lives reported in the Post 2 District: three victims were not wearing a seatbelt, six victims were wearing a seatbelt, and one victim was a pedestrian. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in two of the fatal crashes.

Through March 31, 2014, five people had been killed in five 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.