Madisonville, KY – Captain Brent White, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of September 2015:
- Arrested 20 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,283 Citations
- Issued 565 Speeding Citations
- Issued 94 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 7 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 571 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 61 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 161 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 702 Calls for Service
- Opened 37 Criminal Cases
- Made 106 Criminal Arrests
**There were five fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of five lives reported in the Post 2 District in September 2015:
- One, single-fatality crash occurred in Christian County.
- Four, single-fatality crashes occurred in Hopkins County.
- One victim was not wearing a seatbelt, two victims were wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian.
- One of the fatal crashes that occurred in Hopkins County involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through September 30, 2015, there have been 24 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 29 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 9 victims were not wearing a seatbelt, 11 victims were wearing a seatbelt, 6 victims were not wearing a helmet, 2 victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of 1 victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in 5 of the fatal crashes.
Through September 30, 2014, 26 people had been killed in 25 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.