TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For January 2008
Date of News Release: 02/04/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of January 2008, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 36 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,054 Citations
- Issued 307 Speeding Citations
- Issued 92 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 5 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 752 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 78 Crashes
- Inspected 1,875 Vehicles
- Assisted 221 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 962 Calls For Service
- Opened 54 Criminal Cases
- Made 121 Criminal Arrests
**There were two (2) fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in January 2008. Two (2) people were killed as a result of the crashes. Single fatality crashes occurred in Crittenden and Muhlenberg Counties. Both victims were not wearing a seatbelt and one crash involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through January 31, 2007, three (3) people had been killed in three (3) 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.