TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit-Under Arrest"
Date of News Release: 08/17/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Beginning August 20, 2010 and continuing through September 6, 2010, the Kentucky State Police will be participating in the National NHTSA Mobilization, "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit-Under Arrest" in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and local law enforcement agencies across the state. This campaign will target impaired drivers. This nationwide initiative is a concerted effort by all law enforcement agencies to reduce alcohol-related injury and fatality crashes.
During this campaign, the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct numerous traffic safety check points in the Post 2 District. Also, state and local officers will be out in full force conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the Post 2 District. Patrols will be increased in high volume traffic areas and high crash locations. Impaired drivers will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The Kentucky State Police advise everyone to plan ahead; however, if you find it hard to figure out if you've had too many drinks to drive-don't risk it. Most likely if you're feeling "buzzed" you are impaired and if you drive law enforcement will catch you.
The Kentucky State Police remind everyone:
- Don't risk it. If you plan to drive, don't drink.
- Choose a sober, designated driver before going out.
- Take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is being held.
- Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
Citizens can assist troopers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) to report impaired drivers or any type of driving infractions. Just provide the direction of travel, a description of the vehicle, and the license plate number if possible.
*For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.
Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.