Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Kentucky State Police Warn Drivers Regarding Labor Day Weekend

ksp checkpoint 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/28/13) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has requested that local citizens be warned that the upcoming holiday weekend is not a good time to take the risk of drinking and driving.
 
According to KSP officials, the focus for Troopers during the entire weekend is to keep a close eye out for drunk drivers.
 
Troopers have been ordered to increase enforcement, do saturation patrols and safety checkpoints on a statewide level. Though the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is a common concept for weekend holidays, the numbers of alcohol-related accidents on Labor Day weekend for 2012 have caused local officials to be even more watchful this year.
 
Between the dates of August 31 and September 3 in 2012, the state of Kentucky saw over 1500 crashes, almost 500 injuries and 9 fatalities.
 
The Labor Day holiday should be celebrated, but not in a way that could cost you or someone else their lives.
 
Think before you drink. If you must drink this weekend, make sure you have a sober designated driver ready to take you home.
 
Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over!
 
J.L. Graham
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Kentucky State Police

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Edge Ice Center Open Labor Day

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/30/14) — The City of Owensboro's Edge Ice Center will be open this Monday, Sept. 1, from 12 p.m. to 4… Read More

Brescia University Fall Enrollment Numbers Reach Highest Level in 46 Years

OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/30/14) — Fall enrollment is expected to be at the highest level in 46 years, the second highest level… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 7934

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 7282

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 30, 2014 6840

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 5914

Five Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 4217

Muhlenberg Job Corps Former Student…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3104

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 27, 2014 1768

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - August…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers
August 30, 2014 1203

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 857

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 27, 2014 639

Madisonville Fire Department Receives…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 27, 2014 3612

Owensboro Police Conduct Investigations

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 2405

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2217

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2152

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 1792

Downtown Trolley to Run on Labor Day

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 28, 2014 7282

Police Pursuit Spans Parts of Northern…

in Top Stories by Alex Piper, MCSO
August 27, 2014 5914

Five Injured in Three-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 27, 2014 4217

Muhlenberg Job Corps Former Student…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
August 29, 2014 3560

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 28, 2014 3279

Another Greenville Home Invasion Being…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller, GPD

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06