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KSP Post 2 March 2014 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 04/01/2014

(Madisonville, KY.) - Captain Bobby D. Murray, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of March 2014:

  • Arrested 45 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,654 Citations
  • Issued 572 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 166 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 10 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 614 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 74 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 226 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 747 Calls for Service
  • Opened 52 Criminal Cases
  • Made 200 Criminal Arrests

*There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in March 2014. Both fatal crashes occurred in Webster County and neither victim was wearing a seatbelt. One fatal crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through March 31, 2014, there have been five crashes that resulted in the loss of five lives reported in the Post 2 District: three victims were not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian.

Through March 31, 2013, eleven people had been killed in nine 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.