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KHP Thanksgiving Weekend numbers up from last year

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Thanksgiving weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 25. During that time, the Patrol worked two fatal crashes, which resulted in two fatalities. One of the fatal crashes was alcohol-related.

Information in the table is compared to 2011’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend data, which is for the same reporting period, 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the holiday, until 11:59 p.m. the Sunday following the holiday.

Activity

2012

2011

Total Fatal Crashes

2

0

Total Fatalities

2

0

DUI Related Crashes

5

3

DUI Related Fatalities

1

0

DUI Arrests

25

24

Speed Citations

1,568

1,400

Speed Warnings

1,352

1,245

Adult Seatbelt Citations

349

342

Adult Seatbelt Warnings

58

118

Teen Seatbelt Citations

12

9

Teen Seatbelt Warnings

1

2

Child Restraint Citations

39

39

Child Restraint Warnings

4

7

Motorists Assisted

1,307

1,426

During the holiday weekend, the Patrol and other local agencies participated in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The Kansas Department of Transportation provided a grant for the additional enforcement.

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Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.