TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For February 2008
Date of News Release: 03/03/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of February 2008, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 20 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 799 Citations
- Issued 266 Speeding Citations
- Issued 87 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 586 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 102 Crashes
- Assisted 365 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 988 Calls For Service
- Opened 40 Criminal Cases
- Made 104 Criminal Arrests
**There were two (2) fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in February 2008. Two (2) people were killed as a result of the crashes. Two single fatality crashes occurred in Christian County. Neither victim was wearing a seatbelt.
Through February 29, 2008 four (4) people have been killed in four (4) crashes in the Post 2 District. None of the victims were wearing seatbelts.
Through February 28, 2007, seven (7) people had been killed in seven (7) 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.