Police Out in Full Force for Holiday Weekend

You can expect police to be out in full force this holiday in an effort to keep you safe.

A new study just released, shows Kentucky roadways are some of the safest when it comes to drunk driving deaths.

According to a report released by Mother's Against Drunk Driving, Kentucky showed an eleven percent decline in fatalities.

This ranks Kentucky second in the nation.

MADD's ultimate goal is to have a nation without drunk driving.

The organization hopes to do this through more police patrols, DUI checkpoints, more drunk driving prevention technology and mandatory engine interlocking devices.

"That's 90 percent effective in stopping offenders from doing it again," explained Angela Criswell, with MADD.

While Kentucky's alcohol related deaths fell, the nationwide trend showed a rise in drunk driving related fatalities.

For a list of holiday traffic safety checkpoints for the area, click here.

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