Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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October activity report from Post 7
Date of News Release: 11/01/2011
(Richmond, KY) -- Captain Lisa Rudzinski, Post Commander of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the month of October, 2011.
- Arrested 25 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1395 Citations
- Issued 151 Speeding Citations
- Issued 173 Seatbelt Citations
- 6 Child Restraint Citations
- 804 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 105 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 123 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 1276 Calls for Service
- Opened 127 Cases
- Made 265 Criminal Arrests
There were three (3) fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three (3) lives in the Richmond Post District during October 2011. One (1) single fatality crash occurred in Madison County. One (1) single fatality crash occurred in Madison County. One (1) single fatality crash occurred in Mercer County. One (1) of the victims was wearing a seatbelt. One (1) victim was not wearing a seat belt and one (1) victim was in a child safety seat.
Through October, 2011, 47 people have been killed in 42 crashes in the Richmond Post District. 15 victims were wearing seatbelts, 21 victims were not wearing seatbelts, three (3) were wearing a helmet, three (3) were not wearing a helmet, three (3) victims were in child booster seats, one (1) was a pedestrian and one (1) had only a lap belt in use. During the same reporting period in 2010 there were 50 fatal wrecks in the Richmond Post District.
Statewide, since January 2011, there have been 555 fatal wrecks. There were 598 during the same period in 2010. "Increasing awareness about the importance of seat belts use is something each Trooper takes personally," commented Captain Rudzinski. "We will continue to provide assistance to schools and civic groups in an effort to decrease traffic injuries and fatalities."
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.