KSP Post 2 February 2015 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 03/03/2015
(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of February 2015:
- Arrested 28 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,223 Citations
- Issued 331 Speeding Citations
- Issued 171 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 6 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 332 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 55 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 310 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 593 Calls for Service
- Opened 37 Criminal Cases
- Made 184 Criminal Arrests
***There was one fatal crash that resulted in the loss of one life reported in the Post 2 District in February 2015:
- A single-fatality crash occurred in Hopkins County.
- The victim was wearing a seatbelt
Through February 28, 2015, there have been five fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of seven lives reported in the Post 2 District: three victims were not wearing a seatbelt and four victims were wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in two of the fatal crashes.
Through February 28, 2014, three people had been killed in three 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.