KSP Post 2 May 2015 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 06/01/2015
(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of May 2015:
- Arrested 34 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 2,308 Citations
- Issued 594 Speeding Citations
- Issued 199 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 11 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 785 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 75 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 217 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 752 Calls for Service
- Opened 43 Criminal Cases
- Made 767 Criminal Arrests
**There were two fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in May 2015. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Christian and Todd Counties. Both victims were wearing seatbelts.
Through May 31, 2015, there have been 11 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 13 lives reported in the Post 2 District: three victims were not wearing a seatbelt, eight victims were wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in two of the fatal crashes.
Through May 31, 2014, 12 people had been killed in 12 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.