Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Graves County reported 207 criminal arrests, 66 criminal cases opened, 32 vehicle collisions investigated with three resulting in death, as well as 29 DUI arrests in the 11-county service area during May.
Master Trooper Jay Thomas also reported 1,206 citations written, including 246 for speeding, 249 for seatbelt violations and 13 child restraint offenses as well as 557 calls for service.
Through May 31, preliminary results show there were 22 people killed on the roadways in the Post 1 District this year. Of the 22, one fatality was a pedestrian; two motorcycle fatalities involved riders not wearing helmets; 10 drivers were not wearing a seatbelt, and two were suspected of using alcohol.
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 the law.
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.
For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, check kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/post-1/post-1-road-check-locations