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Area Law Enforcement Officials Recognized at Ceremony

Date of News Release: 12/04/2013

Owensboro Police Officer Aaron Hamilton, Trooper Levi Scott and Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Free, click here to open in a new window

(Henderson, KY) - On Tuesday, December 3, the 2013 Governor's Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Louisville East. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 206 law enforcement officers from 174 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers.

Last year, Kentucky recorded more than 5,750 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 146 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one in three Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in their lifetime.

Trooper Levi Scott, a two year veteran of KSP and assigned to Post 16-Henderson, was recognized at this ceremony for his outstanding job performance to remove impaired drivers from our roads. For the enforcement period, which ran from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013, Trooper Scott's enforcement efforts produced 116 impaired driving arrests. Scott is currently assigned to Daviess County.

"I am proud of Trooper Scott for his hard work and dedication to the communities we serve. His daily work ethic and perseverance in keeping our roadways safe did not go unnoticed" commented Captain Robert Shoultz.

Owensboro Police Officer Aaron Hamilton, an eight year veteran patrol officer for the Owensboro Police Department, was awarded top honors for the department. Officer Hamilton's efforts produced 72 impaired driving arrests for the same enforcement period.

Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Free, an eight year veteran patrol deputy for the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, was also awarded top honors for his department. Deputy Free's enforcement efforts produced 59 impaired driving arrests for the same enforcement period.

Trooper Scott and Officer Hamilton were both ranked second in their respective division(s). Deputy Free placed third highest in their division.

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