KPD Buckle Up Campaign

Published by The Bee News

May 22, 2023

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**Attempted Homicide and Drug Offenses**

On Saturday, May 20th at about 7:00am, the Kingman Police Department arrested Daniel Hissong, 47 of Kingman, on the felony charges of: attempted homicide, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited possessor and possession of a firearm during a drug offense.  On May 20th at about 2:30am officers responded to the 3800blk of Irving Street for a report of shots being fired.  Upon arrival officers located the victim, a 33-year-old male from Glendale, with a gunshot wound to the torso and legs.  The investigation revealed that Hissong and the victim are acquaintances and Hissong shot the victim and the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the area.  Hissong was located walking, four and a half hours later in the same vicinity as the offense.  Hissong was interviewed and admitted his involvement with this case.  Hissong was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on the listed charges.  The victim was ultimately flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas and is in critical condition.

**Grant Funding Awarded to Kingman Police by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the Buckle Up Campaign**

Today, May 22nd kicks off the two-week Arizona Buckle Up Arizona Enforcement campaign. The Kingman Police Department has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law! program from May 22nd through June 4th, 2023 as part of the National Click It or Ticket Campaign.  The grant funds will be used to pay for officers’ overtime costs to enhance targeted seat belt and child safety seat usage throughout the City of Kingman.  The purpose of the campaign is for the Kingman Police Department to engage in aggressive traffic enforcement with a “zero tolerance” approach to seat belt and child safety seat violations. In Arizona, seat belt violations are a secondary law, while child safety seats are primary law.  In 2022, seat belt usage in Arizona reached 87%, a decrease of 1.8% since 2021. The goal of this Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and the Kingman Police Department is to sustain and increase seatbelt usage rates through this campaign.

Motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death, injury and property damage in Arizona and the United States. A number of factors contributing to the risk of collision include speed, road design, environment, skill, and impairment.  The human factor that has been consistently identified in reducing collisions and minimizing their effects is the consistent usage of seat belts and child safety seats.

Seat belts and child safety seats have proven to significantly reduce the chance of death and injuries of passengers in vehicles. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, seat belt use reduces serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%. The proper and consistent use of child safety seats has been found to reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants (younger than 1-year-old) and by 54% for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars. Properly installed booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45% among children ages 4 to 8-years-old.

According to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts, there were 878 vehicle occupant (driver/passenger) fatalities in 2021, of which 366 (42%) were unrestrained. Children under the age of five accounted for 7 passenger fatalities in 2021, of which 3 (43%) were unrestrained.

Over the next two weeks, the Kingman Police Department will provide intensive traffic enforcement with zero tolerance for safety belt and child restraint laws.  The Kingman Police Department wants you to buckle up every time! It is the hope of the Kingman Police Department that each and every person arrives safely to their home, work, and family.  Buckle Up Arizona… It’s the Law!

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