TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats From Post 2 For January 2010
Date of News Release: 02/01/2010
(Madisonville, KY) - For the month of January 2010, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 29 Drunken Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,570 Citations
- Issued 537 Speeding Citations
- Issued 130 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 16 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 534 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 88 Crashes
- Assisted 215 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 920 Calls For Service
- Opened 50 Criminal Cases
- Made 172 Criminal Arrests
**There were a total of two (2) fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two (2) lives reported in the Post 2 District in January 2010. One fatality occurred in Christian County and one occurred in Todd County. One victim was not wearing a seat belt and one victim was wearing a seat belt. One of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through January 31, 2009, 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.