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KSP Post 2 November 2015 Activity Report

Date of News Release: 12/01/2015

Madisonville, KY - Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of November 2015:

  • Arrested 18 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 882 Citations
  • Issued 417 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 30 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 11 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 498 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 128 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 215 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 78 Calls for Service
  • Opened 48 Criminal Cases
  • Made 63 Criminal Arrests

**There were four fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of four lives reported in the Post 2 District in November 2015:

  • Single-fatality crashes occurred in Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, and Todd Counties.
  • Two victims were wearing seatbelts, one victim was not wearing a seatbelt, and one victim was not wearing a helmet

Through November 30, 2015, there have been 33 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 38 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 10 victims were not wearing a seatbelt, 18 victims were wearing a seatbelt, 7 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 November 30, 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.