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KSP Post 2 - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Date of News Release: 12/15/2011

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(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Beginning Friday, December 16, 2011 and concluding at 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2012, the Kentucky State Police will be participating in an impaired driving enforcement campaign: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. This is a concerted effort by law enforcement agencies to reduce alcohol-related injury and fatal collisions. This statewide mobilization will combine high visibility enforcement as well as media events.

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Drunk driving is one of America's most-often-committed and deadliest crimes. In 2010, 167 people lost their lives in alcohol-related collisions on Kentucky roadways.

During this campaign, troopers will be concentrating their efforts on impaired drivers through the use of traffic safety check points and saturation patrols throughout the Post 2 District. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in the Post 2 District, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm

Impaired drivers will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Additional emphasis will also be placed on speeding, seat belt usage, child and booster seat usage, and unsafe driving behaviors such as reckless driving and following too close.

The Kentucky State Police advises everyone to plan ahead this holiday season:

  • 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.
  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
  • Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver's license, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other unanticipated expenses from attorney fees, fines and court costs, towing bills, and lost time at work.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting unsafe drivers to the Kentucky State Police, toll-free in Kentucky at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.

The troopers and staff at the Kentucky State Police Madisonville Post wish everyone a safe Holiday Season.

Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.

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