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News Release

KSP Post 1 Yearly Activity for 2017

Date of News Release: 1/8/2017

Hickory, Ky. (January 8, 2017) – Activity for Kentucky State Police, Post 1, for 2017 is as follows;

      Criminal Cases Opened 1,096
      Criminal Arrests 3,057
      Citations Written 16,418
      Speed 4,906
      Seatbelt 2,278
      Child Restraint 190
      Collisions Investigated 524
      Fatal Collisions Investigated (by KSP) 16
      Calls for Service 8,334
      DUI Arrests 427

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 December 31, 2017, preliminary results show there have been fifty-five people killed on the roadways in the Post 1 District: nineteen victims were not wearing seatbelts, six fatalities involved the suspected use of alcohol or drugs, one involved an off-road vehicle, one involved a motorcycle, and two 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. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.