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Kentucky State Police Kick-off Summer Highway Safety Enforcement Campaign July 4th Weekend

Date of News Release: 06/29/07

WHAT: Kentucky State Police News Conference promoting "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass" Summer Enforcement Campaign. This event will include Local Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS and county officials together, to send a strong message that there will be "zero tolerance" for impaired driving, speed and seat belt violations.

WHEN: Monday, July 2, 2007, 1:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Perry County Park

WHO: Kentucky State Police, Hazard Police Department, Breathitt County Attorney's Office, Knott County Attorney's Office, Perry County District Court, Perry County EMS, Jackson Fire Department and MADD.

WHY: Kick-off Event for KSP Summer Highway Enforcement Campaign "Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass" with emphasis on Impaired Driving, Speed and Seat Belt violations. KSP will kick off the Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass campaign with the July 4th holiday weekend.

Press Event Agenda*:

1:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions: KSP Captain Jeff Caudill
1:05 p.m. Hazard PD Chief Ronnie Bryant
1:10 p.m. Drunk Driving Testimonial: Trooper Tony Watts
1:15 p.m. Breathitt County Attorney: Brendon Miller
1:20 p.m. Knott County Attorney: Tim Bates
1:25 p.m. Perry County District Judge: Leigh Ann Stephens
1:30 p.m. FIRE/EMS Speakers: Matthew Couch Perry County Ambulance Director, Roger Friley Jackson Fire Department
1:35 p.m. MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Representative
1:40 p.m. Questions from the Press & Conclusion: Captain Jeff Caudill

*LIFE FLIGHT HELICOPTER, FIRE ENGINES, POLICE CRUISERS AND EMS AMBULANCE WILL BE ON DISPLAY AND SERVE AS EVENT BACKDROP.

For More Information Please Contact:

Trooper Tony Watts 606-435-6069, KSP Post 13

Sherry Bray, 502-695-6353, KSP Headquarters

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