Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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September activity report from Post 7
Date of News Release: 10/07/2011
(Richmond, KY) -- Captain Lisa Rudzinski, Post Commander of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of September, 2011.
- Arrested 39 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1873 Citations
- Issued 292 Speeding Citations
- Issued 235 Seatbelt Citations
- 13 Child Restraint Citations
- 1118 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 74 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 149 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 1479 Calls for Service
- Opened 130 Cases
- Made 412 Criminal Arrests
There were two (2) fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three (3) lives in the Richmond Post District during September 2011. One (1) single fatality crash occurred in Boyle County. One (1) double fatality crash occurred in Madison County. All victims were wearing seatbelts.
Through September, 2011, 44 people have been killed in 39 crashes in the Richmond Post District. 14 victims were wearing seatbelts, 20 victims were not wearing seatbelts, three (3) were wearing a helmet, three (3) were not wearing a helmet, two (2) victims were in child booster seats, one (1) was a pedestrian and one had only a lap belt in use. During the same reporting period in 2010 there were 45 fatal wrecks in the Richomnd Post District.
Statewide, since January 2011, there have been 481 fatal wrecks. There were 530 during the same period in 2010.
"The decreasing numbers in fatal wrecks is a positive sign, showing public awareness is increasing concerning seat belt usage," remarked Captain Rudzinski, "Seatbelts save lives. Distracted driving is a factor in a large percentage of collisions in the state. If a vehicle is traveling at 55 mph it covers 88 feet per second. A distracted driver taking their eyes off the road for just a moment can have tragic consequences."
Richmond Post provides law enforcement services for Madison, Clark, Lee, Estill, Jackson, Owsley, Garrard, Jessamine, Boyle, Lincoln and Mercer counties. Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible. To contact Richmond Post directly call (859) 623-2404.