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State Police watching for drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

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HICKORY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are gearing up for the New Years Eve holiday period. 
That's according to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 1.
Because many celebrations include alcohol, police will have extra patrols looking for impaired drivers. State Police are teaming up with local law enforcement agencies on an aggressive "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign.
The official holiday enforcement period begins at 6 p. m. on Monday, Dec. 30 and goes through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. 

KSP offers the following tips for drivers: 

  • If you drink, don't drive
  • If you are impaired, call a taxi, or get a sober friend or family member to pick you up
  • Stay where you are until you are sober
  • Take the keys from someone if you think he/she is too impaired to drive
In addition to the saturation patrols on the high crash roadways, troopers will be conducting numerous traffic safety check points throughout the holiday period. For a listing of traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, may refer to the following website:
During the 2012/2013 New Years Eve holiday period, there were no fatalities reported in Kentucky. Citizens can contribute to highway safety during the holiday period by reporting erratic, impaired or speeding drivers to the KSP toll-free hotline at 1-800-222-5555.  Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
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