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Post 16 Trooper Honored at Ceremony

Date of News Release: 12/10/2012

Trooper Aaron Pryor and Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director, Bill Bell.

(Henderson, KY.) On Wednesday, December 5, the 2012 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 197 law enforcement officers from 164 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers.

Last year, Kentucky recorded more than 5,600 crashes related to drugs and alcohol, resulting in 150 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.

Trooper Aaron Pryor from KSP Post 16-Henderson was recognized at this ceremony for his outstanding job performance to remove impaired drivers from our roads. For the DUI enforcement period, which ran from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, Pryor arrested 104 impaired drivers. This is the second year in a row that Pryor has received this award.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1 in 3 Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in his or her lifetime.

Trooper Pryor is a native of Falls of Rough, Kentucky. After graduating from Breckenridge County High School, Pryor continued his education at Elizabethtown Community College and Eastern Kentucky University. He began his career with the KSP in January of 2009. He is currently assigned to Daviess County.

Furthermore, Trooper Aaron Pryor was named 2011 "Trooper of the Year" for Post 16-Henderson.

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