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Stats from Post 2 for 2009

Date of News Release: 01/07/2010

(Madisonville, KY) - For the year of 2009, Post 2 Reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 485 Drunken Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 21,015 Citations
  • Issued 8,005 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 2,569 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 210 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 7,456 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 1,262 Crashes
  • Assisted 2,377 Stranded Motorists
  • Answered 13,427 Calls For Service
  • Opened 823 Criminal Cases
  • Made 2,229 Criminal Arrests

**There were 37 fatalities in 35 crashes reported in the Post 2 District in 2009. This is a slight increase from 2008 when 36 lives were lost in 31 fatal crashes.

The following is a breakdown by county of fatal crashes in the Post 2 District in 2009:

Caldwell 1 crashes 1 fatality
Christian 10 crashes 11 fatalities
Crittenden 1 crashes 1 fatality
Hopkins 10 crashes 10 fatalities
Muhlenberg 5 crashes 5 fatalities
Todd 5 crashes 6 fatalities
Webster 3 crashes 3 fatalities

Of the 37 fatalities in 2009, 10 were not wearing seat belts, 15 were wearing seat belts, 1 was using a booster seat, 4 were not wearing a helmet, 1 was wearing a helmet, 5 were pedestrians, and the seat belt status of 1 was unknown. Alcohol was a suspected factor in 8 fatal crashes that killed 8 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 may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

Throughout the year, 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.

The Kentucky State Police remind everyone to "buckle up" and have a safe year!

**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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