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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for April 2015

Date of News Release: 05/05/2015

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

Criminal Cases opened     127
Criminal Arrest     268
Citations Written     2172
  Speed 797  
  Seatbelt 285  
  Child Restraint 18  
Collisions Investigated     42
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     780
DUI Arrest     32

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 May 4, 2015, preliminary results show there have been eighteen people killed in the Post 1 District: four victims were not wearing seatbelts. Four motorcycle fatalities have occurred with one victim not wearing a helmet. Additionally four fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and two pedestrians were 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.