Campaign aims to eliminate DUI deaths - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign aims to eliminate DUI deaths

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Drive sober or get pulled over: that's the message police are sending ahead of the holidays.

Extra patrols will hit the streets all around Kentucky.

Police and safety crews in the state are also rolling out a new app to catch drunk drivers. The free app lets drivers report someone they think is driving impaired. It also has a blood-alcohol content calculator, links to taxi services and information about driving laws.

Safety officials say Kentucky has had fewer DUI related fatalities this year than in the past, but the ultimate goal is to have no deaths.

"That's what it's all about, working towards zero deaths," said Bill Bell, of the Ky. Office of Highway Safety. "We have our sights set on zero because that's the only way to set a long-term goal, it's the only long-term goal we should have."

The Drive Sober campaign runs through Jan. 1.

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