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KSP Releases Trooper Activity Report for December

WESTERN KY (1/5/2015) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of December 2014:

*Arrested 22 Impaired Drivers
*Issued a Total of 1,272 Citations
*Issued 550 Speeding Citations
*Issued 87 Seatbelt Citations
*Issued 12 Child Restraint Citations
*Issued 546 Courtesy Notices
*Investigated 71 Traffic Crashes
*Assisted 144 Stranded Motorists
*Responded to 718 Calls for Service
*Opened 46 Criminal Cases
*Made 110 Criminal Arrests

There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in December 2014. One fatal crash occurred in Christian County and the other fatal crash occurred in Todd County. Both victims were wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was a suspected factor in the fatal crash that occurred in Christian County.

Through December 31, 2014, there have been 30 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 31 lives reported in the Post 2 District: eleven victims were not wearing a seatbelt, seven victims were wearing a seatbelt, seven victims were not wearing a helmet, two victims were wearing a helmet, three victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in nine of the fatal crashes.

Through December 31, 2013, 30 people had been killed in 27 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.

Information provided  by the Kentucky State Police
Posted byJ.L. Graham
KenCo News
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