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Trooper Robert Purdy
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Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Richmond Post Activity for 2011

Date of News Release: 01/04/2012

(Richmond, KY) -- Captain Lisa Rudzinski, Post Commander of the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is reporting the following activity for the 2011 calendar year.

  • Arrested 355 Impaired Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 21,958 Citations
  • 3,416 Speeding Citations
  • 3,183 Seatbelt Citations
  • 155 Child Restraint Citations
  • 13,896 Courtesy Notices
  • Investigated 940 Traffic Collisions
  • Assisted 1,808 Stranded Motorists
  • Responded to 16,509 calls for service
  • Opened 1,363
  • Made 3,758 Criminal Arrests

Through Dec. 31, 2011, preliminary statistics* indicate that 53 people lost their lives on Richmond Post District roadways in 48 collisions during 2011. 25 of those victims were not wearing seat belts, 17 were wearing seatbelts, six (6) were in child safety seats, and one (1) was a pedestrian. Motorcycle collisions claimed six (6) lives, three (3) of those victims were wearing helmets and three (3) were not.

"I am very proud of the Troopers and Detectives assigned to Richmond Post," commented Captain Rudzinski. "The Troopers assigned to patrol have aggressively enforced traffic regulations in an effort to reduce crashes and fatal wrecks in our post district. The detective division has investigated numerous personal crimes, including Homicides, Robberies, Kidnappings and Assaults." added Captain Rudzinski. "Their diligence and dedication has lead to many arrests in those cases."

The Kentucky State Police Richmond Post provides law enforcement services in Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, Madison, Clark, Lee, Estill, Owsley, and Jackson counties.

Anyone with information concerning crimes occurring in the Richmond Post District is encouraged to contact the Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404 or toll free at (800) 222-5555.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

*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. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

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