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Stats From Post 2 For October 2007

Date of News Release: 11/05/2007

(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of October 2007, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 30 Drunken Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,242 Citations
  • Issued 421 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 137 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 12 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 744 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 129 Crashes
  • Inspected 2,082 Vehicles
  • Assisted 189 Stranded Motorists
  • Answered 1,149 Criminal Complaints
  • Opened 91 Criminal Cases
  • Made 118 Criminal Arrests

**There were four (4) fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in October 2007. Four (4) people were killed as a result of the crashes. Single fatality crashes occurred in Caldwell, Christian, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. Three (3) victims were not wearing a seatbelt and one (1) victim was wearing a seatbelt.

Through October 31, 2007, forty (40) people have been killed in thirty-nine (39) crashes in the Post 2 District. Twenty-two (22) victims were not wearing seatbelts, eleven (11) victims were wearing seatbelts, one (1) victim was not wearing a helmet, five (5) victims were wearing a helmet and one (1) victim was a pedestrian.

Through October 31, 2006, forty (40) people had been killed in thirty-four (34) crashes in the Post 2 District.

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.

Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. At these checkpoints, troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and observing for any other safety violations. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.

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.

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