The Glasgow Police Department, in conjunction with a national effort to cut down on drunk drivers, will be out in force this fall to catch drivers under the influence.
This comes after a weekend of traffic checkpoints scheduled for Aug. 4-5.
From Aug. 18 to Sept. 3, the GPD will be out with high-visibility enforcement and high-profile events “creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend,” according to a press release by the GPD.
In their own crackdown, the GPD will conduct traffic enforcement checkpoints on certain roads this weekend, including but not limited to Happy Valley Road, New Bowling Green Road, Old Bowling Green Road, Scottsville Road, Roseville Road, Tompkinsville Road, Burkesville Road, Columbia Avenue, North Jackson Highway and Old Munfordville Road.
“Everyone is asked to be patient at these checkpoints and cooperate with officers who are making travel within the city of Glasgow more safe for us all,” said GPD public information officer Julie Anne Williams in a release.
The checkpoints join with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that is a national effort by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately 11,000 people die due to drunk driving each year, according to NHTSA statistics. In Kentucky in 2010, there were 5,600 crashes related to drugs and alcohol, causing 150 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.
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