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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for August 2014

Date of News Release: 09/07/2014

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

Criminal Cases opened     94
Criminal Arrest     188
Citations Written     1953
  Speed 798  
  Seatbelt 259  
  Child Restraint 23  
Collisions Investigated     54
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     3
Calls for Service     796
DUI Arrest     60

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 September 1, 2014, there have been twenty-eight people killed in the Post 1 District: twelve victims were not wearing seatbelts. Six fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs. There have been seven motorcycle fatalities, three of which were not wearing helmets.

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.