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KSP Post 2 August 2015 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 09/02/2015

Madisonville, KY - Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of August 2015:

  • Arrested 41 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,748 Citations
  • Issued 707 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 125 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 5 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 704 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 71 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 192 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 775 Calls for Service
  • Opened 42 Criminal Cases
  • Made 173 Criminal Arrests

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

  • A double-fatality and a single-fatality crash occurred in Caldwell County.
  • A single-fatality crash occurred in Crittenden County.
  • Two victims were not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was wearing a seatbelt, and one victim was not wearing a helmet.

Through August 31, 2015, there have been 19 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 24 lives reported in the Post 2 District: eight victims were not wearing a seatbelt, nine victims were wearing a seatbelt, five victims were not wearing a helmet, one victim was a pedestrian, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in four of the fatal crashes.

Through August 31, 2014, 23 people had been killed in 22 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.