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KSP Post 2 July 2014 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 08/04/2014

(Madisonville, KY.) – Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of July 2014:

  • Arrested 21 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,226 Citations
  • Issued 518 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 128 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 1 Child Restraint Citation
  • Issued 509 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 57 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 167 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 880 Calls for Service
  • Opened 49 Criminal Cases
  • Made 132 Criminal Arrests

**There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in July 2014. One fatal crash occurred in Caldwell County and the other fatal crash occurred in Hopkins County. One victim was wearing a seatbelt and the other victim was not wearing a helmet (bicyclist).

Through July 31, 2014, there have been 16 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 16 lives reported in the Post 2 District: nine victims were not wearing a seatbelt, two victims were wearing a seatbelt, two victims were not wearing a helmet, one victim was wearing a helmet, and two victims were pedestrians. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in seven of the fatal crashes.

Through July 31, 2013, 17 people had been killed in 15 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.