TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For November 2008
Date of News Release: 12/02/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of November 2008, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 27 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,703 Citations
- Issued 750 Speeding Citations
- Issued 146 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 2 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 746 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 128 Crashes
- Assisted 175 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 1,090 Calls For Service
- Opened 65 Criminal Cases
- Made 148 Criminal Arrests
**There were no fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in November 2008
Through November 30, 2008, thirty-two (32) people have been killed in twenty-seven (27) crashes in the Post 2 District. Twenty-two (22) victims were not wearing seat belts, six (6) victims were wearing seat belts, three (3) victims were not wearing a helmet and the seat belt status of one (1) victim is unknown. Six (6) fatality crashes have involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through November 30, 2007, forty-two (42) people had been killed in forty-one (41) 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.