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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for August 2015

Date of News Release: 09/02/2015

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

Criminal Cases opened     73
Criminal Arrest     174
Citations Written     1811
  Speed 639  
  Seatbelt 365  
  Child Restraint 27  
Collisions Investigated     53
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     4
Calls for Service     802
DUI Arrest     46

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 1, 2015, preliminary results show there have been forty people killed in the Post 1 District: nine victims were not wearing seatbelts. Eight motorcycle fatalities have occurred with five victims not wearing a helmet. Additionally six fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and four pedestrians were 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.