KSP Post 2 June 2015 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 07/01/2015
(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of June 2015:
- Arrested 26 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,127 Citations
- Issued 416 Speeding Citations
- Issued 143 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 8 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 587 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 78 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 176 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 747 Calls for Service
- Opened 40 Criminal Cases
- Made 97 Criminal Arrests
**There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in June 2015:
- One, single-fatality crash occurred in Caldwell County.
- One, single-fatality crash occurred in Crittenden County.
- One victim was not wearing a seatbelt and the other victim was not wearing a helmet.
Through June 30, 2015, there have been 13 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 15 lives reported in the Post 2 District: four victims were not wearing a seatbelt, eight victims were wearing a seatbelt, two victims were not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in three of the fatal crashes.
Through June 30, 2014, 16 people had been killed in 16 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.