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KSP Post 16 - KSP Increasing Patrols During Labor Day Weekend

Date of News Release: 09/01/2015

(Henderson, KY) - The national campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Labor Day weekend with the goal of reducing deaths and injuries caused by motorists driving impaired, either by alcohol or drugs.

Statewide, during the 2014 Labor Day holiday, there were 11 fatal collisions resulting in the deaths of 13 people on Kentucky roadways. Six were alcohol-related. During that same period in the Post 16 District, there were no fatalities reported. Statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 55 people for impaired driving during the 2014 Labor Day holiday.

The 2015 Labor Day holiday enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 4 and continues through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 p.m.

In addition to statewide DUI enforcement, KSP will conduct statewide traffic safety checkpoints in an effort to enforce all traffic laws of the Commonwealth. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt/child restraint usage), vehicle safety, insurance compliance and registration violations.

KSP will be partnering with local law enforcement agencies to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 16 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, please refer to the web site:http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post16_checkpoints.html

Citizens are encouraged to download the new KSP mobile app that allows individuals to report criminal activity confidentially or utilize the KSP toll-free number, 1-800-222-5555, to report impaired or erratic drivers. The mobile app is available in both the Apple© and Google Play© stores free of charge and is titled ‘KSPOLICE’.

The Post 16 District serves the following counties: Henderson, Union, Daviess, McLean, Ohio and Hancock.