TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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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.