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Stats from Post 2 for April 2012

Date of News Release: 05/01/2012

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- For the month of April 2012, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 33 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,744 Citations
  • Issued 652 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 168 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 17 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 680 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 68 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 161 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 896 Calls for Service
  • Opened 54 Criminal Cases
  • Made 131 Criminal Arrests

**There were three fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of three lives reported in the Post 2 District in April 2012. Two fatalities occurred in Hopkins County and one occurred in Christian County. None of the victims were wearing seatbelts.

Through April 30, 2012, there have been nine (9) fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of nine (9) lives reported in the Post 2 District: six (6) victims were not wearing seatbelts and three (3) victims were wearing seatbelts.

Through April 30, 2011, 8 people had been killed in 8 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. Callers may 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 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.

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