Post 15 to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

Published 6:22 pm Thursday, May 2, 2019


Press release

COLUMBIA — Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Casey County. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

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April 2019 activity report

During the month of April 2019, there were 14 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.

There was one fatal collision during the month of April in the Post 15 area.

Walter R. Parsons, 59, of Lincoln County was killed on April 16, 2019 in Russell County.

This brings our yearly fatality count to 2 compared with 8 through this same period in 2018.

Statewide fatality count stands at 199 compared with 199 through this same period in 2018.

During the month of April 2019, there were 690 citations written, 223 courtesy notices written, 846 vehicles inspected, 522 complaints answered, 84 motorists assisted, 56 criminal cases opened and 201 criminal arrests made.