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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for January 2016

Date of News Release: 02/01/2016

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

Criminal Cases opened     71
Criminal Arrest     186
Citations Written     1637
  Speed 612  
  Seatbelt 189  
  Child Restraint 13  
Collisions Investigated     46
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     2
Calls for Service     652
DUI Arrest     27

Throughout the month, Troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post conducted 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 February 2, 2016, preliminary results show there have been two people killed in collisions in the Post 1 District: It is unknown if seatbelts were worn in either fatality. Zero motorcycle fatalities have occurred. Additionally zero fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs.

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.