Police urge drivers to stay sober over holiday
Kentucky State Police are urging people to plan ahead for Independence Day celebrations by designating a sober driver if they plan to be out on roadways.
A statement from police says the agency will be out in full force for its Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs from July 1 through July 4. Sgt. Michael Webb says there will be zero tolerance for drunken driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunken driving fatalities usually increase during holidays.
Police say there were 77 crashes last year in Kentucky due to drunken driving over the Fourth of July holiday period. The crashes resulted in 9 deaths and 43 injuries.
Webb says police want people to enjoy their holiday responsibly by planning ahead.