The Owensboro Police Department has been out in force again this year as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on drunk driving.
The campaign began on August 19th and will conclude on September 7th, 2015. The campaign is supported by national paid advertising, and along with our local high visibility efforts, we have created a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving. The Owensboro Police Department will also be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Trooper Corey King says 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: www.kentuckystatepolice.org.
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.