KY law enforcement joins ‘‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

Labor Day weekend is approaching and Kentucky law enforcement is cracking down on impaired...
Labor Day weekend is approaching and Kentucky law enforcement is cracking down on impaired drivers. (Source: Stock Image/KFVS)
Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 at 2:44 PM CDT
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KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Labor Day weekend is approaching and Kentucky law enforcement is cracking down on impaired drivers.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) and local law enforcement agencies are joining officers across the nation for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.

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"With the expected increase in traffic over the Labor Day weekend, we want Kentucky's roadways to be as safe as possible for the traveling public," said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. "The KYTC's Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is raising awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and providing resources to law enforcement to remove impaired drivers off the road."

There were more than 3,900 total collisions involving alcohol in Kentucky last year, resulting in more than 1,800 injuries and 121 fatalities.

Drivers are asked to report impaired drivers by safely pulling off the road and calling the Kentucky State Police hotline at 1-800-222-5555.

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