KSP Post 2 October 2015 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 11/02/2015
Madisonville, KY - Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of October 2015:
- Arrested 27 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,189 Citations
- Issued 476 Speeding Citations
- Issued 71 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 8 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 534 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 83 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 169 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 706 Calls for Service
- Opened 55 Criminal Cases
- Made 181 Criminal Arrests
**There were five fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of five lives reported in the Post 2 District in October 2015:
- Three, single-fatality crashes occurred in Christian County.
- One, single-fatality crash occurred in Todd County.
- One, single-fatality crash occurred in Webster County.
- All five victims were wearing a seatbelt
Through October 31, 2015, there have been 29 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 34 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 9 victims were not wearing a seatbelt, 16 victims were wearing a seatbelt, 6 victims were not wearing a helmet, 2 victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of 1 victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in 5 of the fatal crashes.
Through October 31, 2014, 29 people had been killed in 28 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.