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KSP Elizabethtown Post 04 activity and fatal report for the month of August

Date of News Release: 09/01/2011

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown Post 04 covers 8 counties: Hardin, Larue, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, Nelson, Bullitt, and Jefferson Counties. For the month of August we worked 1 fatality which occurred in Hardin County. The victim in that crash was wearing a seat belt. We worked 74 vehicle crashes and conducted 1,973 vehicle inspections. We wrote a total of 1,483 citations with 599 of them for speeding, 103 seatbelts and 4 child restraint violations. We arrested 46 DUI's, opened 97 criminal cases and made 211 criminal arrests. We wrote 645 courtesy notices, conducted 115 community programs and made 535 victim contacts. We also assisted 201 motorists. In addition, we answered 1,423 citizen complaints.

Statewide and through August 28, 2011, preliminary statistics indicate that 452 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is fifty less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been 359 motor vehicle fatalities and 193 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Thirty-one of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Forty-three crashes involved a motorcycle and twenty-three victims were not wearing helmets. Seventeen crashes involved an ATV and fifteen of the victims were not wearing a helmet. Twenty-nine crashes involved pedestrians and two involved a bicycle. One crash involved a scooter and one involved a horse-drawn vehicle. A total of seventy-two fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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