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Post 12, Frankfort
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Post 12 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday Data

Date of News Release: 12/02/2008

Kentucky State Police (Post 12 Frankfort) - Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort report four fatalities within our Post area. The Lexington Police Department is investigated 2 fatalities in Fayette County. The Shelby County Sheriff Department is investigating 1 fatal in Shelby County and the Scott County Sheriff Department is investigating 1 fatal in Scott County.

Preliminary statistics indicates that 9 people died in 9 separate crashes statewide during the 2008 Thanksgiving Holiday.

Troopers working in the Post 12 area issued a total of 423 citations, 138 speeding citations, 242 other citations, 31 seat belt citations and no child restraint citations. There were 12 DUI arrest, 10 traffic collisions investigated and 37 motorist assists.

Kentucky State Police Post 12, provides police coverage for Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer and Woodford counties.

The Kentucky State Police encourages the public to report impaired drivers by calling 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 502-227-2221.

*These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.

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