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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for November 2014

Date of News Release: 12/01/2014

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

Criminal Cases opened     65
Criminal Arrest     142
Citations Written     1678
  Speed 795  
  Seatbelt 221  
  Child Restraint 12  
Collisions Investigated     83
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     0
Calls for Service     656
DUI Arrest     29

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 December 1, 2014, there have been forty-five people killed in the Post 1 District: nineteen victims were not wearing seatbelts. Eleven fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs. There have been eight motorcycle fatalities, four 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.