TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Stats from Post 2 for August 2012
Date of News Release: 09/04/2012
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- For the month of August 2012, Post 2 reports the following activity:
- Arrested 39 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,990 Citations
- Issued 621 Speeding Citations
- Issued 215 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 28 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 623 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 57 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 159 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 819 Calls for Service
- Opened 44 Criminal Cases
- Made 198 Criminal Arrests
**There were no fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in August 2012.
Through August 31, 2012, there have been seventeen (17) fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of seventeen (17) lives reported in the Post 2 District: ten (10) victims were not wearing seatbelts, four (4) victims were wearing seatbelts, one (1) victim was not wearing a helmet, one (1) victim was wearing a helmet, and one (1) victim was a pedestrian.
Through August 31, 2011, 18 people had been killed in 18 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.