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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for January 2017

Date of News Release: 1/20/2017

HICKORY, Ky.(February 7, 2017) – Activity for KSP, Post 1, for the month of January is as follows:
Criminal Cases Opened ………………………………70
Criminal Arrests…………………………………………235
Citations Written………………………………………1411
Speed……………………………………………………384
Seatbelt…………………………………………………160
Child Restraint …………………………………………16
Collisions Investigated…………………………………48
Fatalities (investigated by KSP) ………………………0
Calls for Service………………………………………705
DUI Arrests………………………………………………30

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 1, 2017, preliminary results show there have been seven people killed on the roadways in the Post 1 District: three victims were not wearing seatbelts, one fatality involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and one pedestrian was struck and killed.

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.