KSP Post 2 April 2014 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 05/02/2014
(Madisonville, KY.) – Captain Bobby D. Murray, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of April 2014:
- Arrested 36 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,713 Citations
- Issued 692 Speeding Citations
- Issued 174 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 20 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 596 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 70 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 219 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 866 Calls for Service
- Opened 48 Criminal Cases
- Made 280 Criminal Arrests
**There were four fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of four lives reported in the Post 2 District in April 2014. Three fatal crashes occurred in Hopkins County and one fatal crash occurred in Muhlenberg County. Three victims were not wearing a seatbelt and the other victim was a pedestrian. Two of the fatal crashes in Hopkins County and the one in Muhlenberg County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through April 30, 2014, there have been ten fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of ten lives reported in the Post 2 District: seven victims were not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and two victims were pedestrians. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in four of the fatal crashes.
Through April 30, 2013, 13 people had been killed in 11 fatal 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.html.
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.