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Stats From Post 2 For The Year 2007

Date of News Release: 01/03/2008

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

  • Arrested 478 Drunken Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 17,719 Citations
  • Issued 5,594 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 3,308 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 152 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 9,859 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 1,267 Crashes
  • Inspected 29,505 Vehicles
  • Assisted 2,326 Stranded Motorists
  • Answered 13,584 Calls For Service
  • Opened 826 Criminal Cases
  • Made 1,769 Criminal Arrests

**There were 44 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 45 lives in the Post 2 District in 2007. In 2006, 48 lives were lost in 40 fatal crashes. The following is a breakdown by county of fatal crashes in the Post 2 District in 2007:

Caldwell 3 crashes 3 killed
Christian 9 crashes 9 killed
Crittenden 5 crashes 5 killed
Hopkins 7 crashes 8 killed
Muhlenberg 8 crashes 8 killed
Todd 8 crashes 8 killed
Webster 4 crashes 4 killed

Of the 45 people who were killed in 2007, 25 were not wearing seatbelts, 12 were wearing seatbelts, 1 was not wearing a helmet, 5 were wearing helmets and 2 were pedestrians. Alcohol involvement was a suspected factor in 12 fatal crashes that killed 13 people.

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.

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