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Stats From Post 2 For January 2009

Date of News Release: 02/02/2009

(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of January 2009, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 30 Drunken Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,676 Citations
  • Issued 558 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 159 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 20 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 672 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 120 Crashes
  • Assisted 349 Stranded Motorists
  • Answered 1,276 Calls For Service
  • Opened 66 Criminal Cases
  • Made 117 Criminal Arrests

**There were a total of three (3) fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in January 2009. Two fatalities occurred in Hopkins County and one occurred in Webster County. One victim was not wearing a seat belt, one victim was wearing a seat belt and one victim was a pedestrian. Two of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through January 31, 2008, two (2) people had been killed in two (2) 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.

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