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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for December 2014

Date of News Release: 01/06/2015

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

Criminal Cases opened     86
Criminal Arrest     227
Citations Written     1390
  Speed 597  
  Seatbelt 128  
  Child Restraint 9  
Collisions Investigated     45
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     2
Calls for Service     624
DUI Arrest     30

Throughout the month, Troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post will conduct 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 2014, there were fifty people killed in the Post 1 District: twenty-two victims were not wearing seatbelts. Eleven fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs. There have been nine motorcycle fatalities, five of which were not wearing helmets.

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.