TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats from Post 2 for February 2011
Date of News Release: 03/01/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- For the month of February 2011, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 37 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 2,445 Citations
- Issued 832 Speeding Citations
- Issued 236 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 28 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 706 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 89 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 177 Stranded Motorists
- Answered 716 Calls For Service
- Opened 43 Criminal Cases
- Made 450 Criminal Arrests
**There were no fatalities reported in the Post 2 District in February 2011. Through February 28, 2011, two (2) people have been killed in two (2) crashes in the Post 2 District. One (1) victim was a pedestrian and the other victim was operating a farm tractor.
Through February 28, 2010, 6 people had been killed in 6 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.