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).