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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Kansas Highway Patrol Reports Independence Day Holiday Activity

KHP personnel assisted 935 motorists over the holiday reporting period

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Independence Day Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 2021.

The Kansas Highway Patrol worked two fatal non-DUI related crashes involving two non-DUI related fatalities during the holiday reporting period.

Information in the table is compared to data from 2019 and 2020 for the same reporting period.

Enforcement Data  2019 2020 2021
DUI Arrests 28 20 19
Speed Citations 1,131 824 822
Speed Warnings 956 622 661
Safety Belt – Adult Citations 247 97 108
Safety Belt – Adult Warnings 10 5 5
Safety Belt – Teen Citations 10 4 8
Safety Belt – Teen Warnings 2 0 0
Child Restraint – Citations 38 5 23
Motorist Assists 1,151 920 935

 

Crash Data 2019 2020 2021
Fatal DUI Related Crashes 0 0 0
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0 0
Non-DUI Related Crashes 1 3 2
Non-DUI Related Fatalities 1 3 2
**Reporting period for 2019 was from 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7.
Reporting period for 2020 was from 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5.
Reporting period for 2021 was from 6 p.m. Friday, July 2 to 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 5.
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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