Kansas Highway Patrol Reports Independence Day Holiday Activity


KHP personnel assisted 920 motorists over the holiday reporting period.

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Independence Day Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday ran from 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked three non-DUI related fatal crashes involving three non-DUI related fatalities over the holiday.

Information in the table is compared to data from 2018 and 2019.

 Enforcement Data  2018 2019 2020
DUI Arrests 3 28 20
Speed Citations 505 1,131 824
Speed Warnings 286 956 622
Safety Belt – Adult Citations 144 247 97
Safety Belt – Adult Warnings 7 10 5
Safety Belt – Teen Citations 4 10 4
Safety Belt – Teen Warnings 0 2 0
Child Restraint – Citations 19 38 5
Motorist Assists 433 1,151 920


 Crash Data 2018 2019 2020
Fatal DUI Related Crashes 0 0 0
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0 0
Non-DUI Related Crashes 0 1 3
Non-DUI Related Fatalities 0 1 3
**Reporting period for 2018 was from 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 4.
Reporting period for 2019 was from 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7.
Reporting period for 2020 was from 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5.
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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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