(Madisonville, KY.) – Captain Bobby D. Murray, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of January 2014:
*Arrested 28 Impaired Drivers
*Issued a Total of 1,629 Citations
*Issued 499 Speeding Citations
*Issued 140 Seatbelt Citations
*Issued 4 Child Restraint Citations
*Issued 617 Courtesy Notices
*Investigated 75 Traffic Crashes
*Assisted 189 Stranded Motorists
*Responded to 830 Calls for Service
*Opened 61 Criminal Cases
*Made 263 Criminal Arrests
**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in January 2014. Single fatalities occurred in Caldwell, Christian, and Hopkins Counties. One victim was not wearing a seatbelt, one victim was not wearing a helmet, and one victim was a pedestrian.
Through January 31, 2013, four people had been killed in four 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.