TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For The Year 2006
Date of News Release: 01/08/2006
For the year of 2006, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 571 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 18,432 Citations
- Issued 7,006 Speeding Citations
- Issued 1,516 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 1,158 Seatbelt Warnings
- Issued 158 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 11,154 Courtesy
- Investigated 1,106 Crashes
- Inspected 35,694 Vehicles
- Assisted 2,039 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 13,217 Criminal Complaints
- Opened 1,168 Criminal Cases
- Made 1,961 Criminal Arrests
**There were 40 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 48 lives in the Post 2 District in 2006. In 2005, 48 lives were lost in 45 fatal crashes. The following is a breakdown by county of fatal crashes in the Post 2 District in 2006:
Caldwell 4 crashes 4 killed
Christian 14 crashes 16 killed
Crittenden 2 crashes 4 killed
Hopkins 7 crashes 10 killed
Muhlenberg 10 crashes 11 killed
Todd 2 crashes 2 killed
Webster 1 crashes 1 killed
Of the 48 people who were killed in 2006, 28 were not wearing seatbelts, 9 were wearing seatbelts, 6 were not wearing a helmet, 3 were pedestrians and 2 it is not known if a seatbelt was worn.
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.
"BUCKLE UP KENTUCKY-IT'S THE LAW & IT'S ENFORCED"