TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For The Year 2005
Date of News Release: 01/05/2006
Madisonville, KY - For the year of 2005, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 517 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 18,987 Citations
- Issued 6,739 Speeding Citations
- Issued 3,156 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 246 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 9,899 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 1,235 Accidents
- Inspected 31,842 Vehicles
- Assisted 2,605 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 14,164 Criminal Complaints
- Opened 1,375 Criminal Cases
- Made 1,674 Criminal Arrests
**There were 45 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 48 lives in the Post 2 District in 2005. In 2004, 53 lives were lost in 49 fatal crashes. The following is a breakdown by county of fatal crashes in the Post 2 District in 2005:
Caldwell 0 crashes 0 killed
Christian 11 crashes 12 killed
Crittenden 3 crashes 3 killed
Hopkins 10 crashes 11 killed
Muhlenberg 9 crashes 9 killed
Todd 6 crashes 7 killed
Webster 6 crashes 6 killed
Of the 48 people who were killed in 2005, 30 were not wearing seatbelts, 5 were wearing seatbelts, 5 were not wearing a helmet, 3 were wearing a helmet and 5 it is not known if a seatbelt was worn.
Captain Leslie Gannon, Post 2 Commander, stated that 48 fatalities are "far too many". "Although fatalities decreased from 2004, these are still 48 lives that were lost. Our goal for 2006 is to decrease these numbers even more. We need to continue to impress upon the public the importance of wearing restraints".
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
The Kentucky State Police remind everyone to "buckle up" and have a great year!
The Kentucky State Police 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.