TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Drunk Driving: Over the Limit Under Arrest Begins on Thursday, December 16th
Date of News Release: 12/13/2010
(Hickory, Ky) -- Thursday, December 16th, marks the beginning of the "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest" highway safety initiative. This statewide enforcement period will combine high visibility enforcement strategies and media events to emphasize highway safety across the Commonwealth. Kentucky State Police want to remind all drivers to do their part in keeping Kentucky's roadways a safe place to travel. The enforcement period will run through the Christmas holiday and end on January 2nd, 2011. State Troopers will strictly enforce speed and occupant restraint violations with a zero tolerance approach to impaired drivers. Throughout this mobilization period, Kentucky State Police will conduct traffic safety checkpoints and saturated patrols across the entire 11-county Post One district. In addition state maintained roadways, troopers will aggressively patrol county and secondary roadways. It is the goal of Kentucky State Police to reduce fatal and injury collisions this holiday. Motorist can do their part to keep Kentucky's highways safe by reporting suspected impaired and erratic drivers to Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.