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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for August 2016

Date of News Release: 09/03/2016

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

Criminal Cases opened     97
Criminal Arrest     307
Citations Written     1614
  Speed 438  
  Seatbelt 268  
  Child Restraint 17  
Collisions Investigated     41
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     755
DUI Arrest     60

Throughout the month, Troopers from the Mayfield Kentucky State Police Post conducted 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 September 3, 2016, preliminary results show there have been thirty people killed on the roadways in the Post 1 District: nine victims were not wearing seatbelts. Four motorcycle fatalities have occurred. Two victims were not wearing a helmet. Additionally four fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and 1 bicyclist and two pedestrians have been 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.