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Stats from Post 2 for April 2013

Date of News Release: 05/02/2013

(Madisonville, KY.) ? For the month of April 2013, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 31 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 2,113 Citations
  • Issued 910 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 227 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 15 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 745 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 75 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 175 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 894 Calls for Service
  • Opened 40 Criminal Cases
  • Made 191 Criminal Arrests

**There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in April 2013. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Crittenden and Todd Counties. One victim was not wearing a seatbelt and one victim was wearing a seatbelt.

Through April 30, 2013, there have been 11 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 13 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 6 victims were not wearing seatbelts, 2 victims were wearing seatbelts, and the seatbelt status of 5 victims is not known. Two fatality crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through April 30, 2012, 9 people had been killed in 9 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.htm.

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.

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