KSP Post 2 July 2015 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 08/04/2015
Madisonville, KY - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of July 2015:
- Arrested 32 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,220 Citations
- Issued 321 Speeding Citations
- Issued 159 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 664 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 69 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 230 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 737 Calls for Service
- Opened 46 Criminal Cases
- Made 142 Criminal Arrests
**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of five lives reported in the Post 2 District in July 2015:
- A double-fatality crash occurred in Christian County.
- A double-fatality crash occurred in Webster County.
- A single-fatality crash occurred in Todd County.
- Two victims were not wearing a seatbelt, two victims were not wearing a helmet, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown.
- The double-fatality crash in Webster County involved the use of alcohol.
Through July 31, 2015, there have been 16 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 20 lives reported in the Post 2 District: six victims were not wearing a seatbelt, eight victims were wearing a seatbelt, four victims were not wearing a helmet, one victim was a pedestrian, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in four of the fatal crashes.
Through July 31, 2014, 19 people had been killed in 18 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.