driver sober1 300MURRAY, Ky. (8/13/13) – If you drink and drive in Murray, beware, Murray Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug.16 to Sept. 2.
 
The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
 
Murray Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.
 
“On average there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 53 minutes across America. But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways,” said Sgt. Howe. “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement like the 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Murray’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.”
 
Last year, Kentucky recorded over 5,750 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 146 deaths and over 3,000 injuries. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, nine people were killed and 388 were injured on our roadways. Two of those deaths involved alcohol.
 
“Obviously we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired, and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they plan on drinking, to never get behind the wheel,” said Sgt. Howe. “But if someone does choose to drive impaired, we will arrest them. No warnings. No excuses.”
 
According to Sgt. Howe, violators face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment.
 
“Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’” said Sgt. Howe.
 
As part of the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, Murray Police Department will be conducting road checks at one or more of the following locations:
 
1. South 12th Street between Glendale Road and Murray City Limits.
2. Main Street between 8th Street and 9th Street
3. Wilshire Drive between Bailey Road and Vasser.
4. Glendale Road between 9th Street and 12th Street
5. Main Street between Industrial Road and the Murray City Limits.
6. Chestnut at the intersection with 8th Street
7. U.S. 641 at Diuguid Drive
8. Doran at Holiday Drive
9. North 16th Street at the intersection with Olive Street
10. Highway 94 at the intersection of Doran Road
11. 4th Street between Sycamore St. and Murray City Limits
12. Olive Street between 6th and 12th streets.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by David Howe (Murray Police Department)

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