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2012-69
PRESS RELEASE: December 28, 2012
FROM:   The Kansas Highway Patrol
CONTACT: Lieutenant Joshua Kellerman (785) 296-6800

Patrol Reports Christmas Weekend Holiday Activity

KHP personnel assisted 1,176 motorists over the 2012 Christmas holiday weekend

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Christmas weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. During that time, the Patrol worked four fatal crashes, which resulted in five fatalities. None of the fatal crashes were alcohol-related. The Patrol did work four separate DUI-related accidents.

Information in the table is compared to 2011’s Christmas holiday weekend data, which was for a shorter reporting period, 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the holiday (December 23, 2011), until 11:59 p.m. the Monday following the holiday (December 26, 2011).

Activity
2012
2011
Total Fatal Crashes
4
0
Total Fatalities
5
0
DUI Related Crashes
4
3
DUI Related Fatalities
0
0
DUI Arrests
21
22
Speed Citations
1,003
670
Speed Warnings
1,205
761
Adult Seatbelt Citations
264
162
Adult Seatbelt Warnings
18
18
Teen Seatbelt Citations
4
0
Teen Seatbelt Warnings
1
0
Child Restraint Citations
26
23
Child Restraint Warnings
4
3
Motorists Assisted
1,176
858