Madisonville, KY – Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of April 2015:
- Arrested 38 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,615 Citations
- Issued 552 Speeding Citations
- Issued 182 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 24 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 693 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 90 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 198 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 768 Calls for Service
- Opened 45 Criminal Cases
- Made 191 Criminal Arrests
**There were no fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in April 2015.
Through April 30, 2015, there have been nine fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of eleven lives reported in the Post 2 District: three victims were not wearing a seatbelt, six 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 April 30, 2014, ten people had been killed in ten 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:
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.