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KSP Post 1 monthly activity for April 2016

Date of News Release: 05/10/2016

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

Criminal Cases opened     77
Criminal Arrest     207
Citations Written     1136
  Speed 367  
  Seatbelt 162  
  Child Restraint 19  
Collisions Investigated     45
Fatalities (investigated by KSP)     2
Calls for Service     676
DUI Arrest     39

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 May 1, 2016, preliminary results show there have been Seventeen people killed on the roadways in the Post 1 District: four victims were not wearing seatbelts. Two motorcycle fatalities have occurred. One victim was not wearing a helmet. Additionally three fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs and two pedestrian have been 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.