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Stats from Post 2 for October 2012

Date of News Release: 11/01/2012

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

  • Arrested 36 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 1,881 Citations
  • Issued 597 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 269 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 21 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 679 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 87 Traffic Crashes
  • Assisted 145 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 857 Calls for Service
  • Opened 46 Criminal Cases
  • Made 201 Criminal Arrests

**There were 3 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 3 lives reported in the Post 2 District in October 2012. Single fatalities occurred in Christian, Hopkins, and Muhlenberg Counties. Two victims were not wearing a seatbelt and one victim was wearing a seatbelt.

Through October 31, 2012, there have been 23 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 24 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 13 victims were not wearing seatbelts, 5 victims were wearing seatbelts, 1 victim was not wearing a helmet, 4 victims were wearing a helmet, and 1 victim was a pedestrian.

Through October 31, 2011, 30 people had been killed in 28 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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