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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for December 2015

Date of News Release: 01/04/2016

(Hickory, KY )- Activity for KSP, Post 1, for the month of December is as follows:

Criminal Cases opened     77
Criminal Arrest     160
Citations Written     1731
  Speed 720  
  Seatbelt 114  
  Child Restraint 16  
Collisions Investigated     49
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     753
DUI Arrest     37

Throughout the month, Troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 1 District. 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/post1_checkpoints.html.

Through January 3, 2016, preliminary results show there have been sixty-one people killed in the Post 1 District: nineteen victims were not wearing seatbelts. Twelve motorcycle fatalities have occurred with seven victims not wearing a helmet. Additionally ten fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and four pedestrians were struck and killed.

Kentucky State Police, Post 1, covers the 11 counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, and Trigg. 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.