Memorial Day Weekend and Graduation Have Local Police Out In Full Force

By Brett Baldeck | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The holiday weekend is a time for many to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, but Kentucky State Police are reminding drivers to stay safe.

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Thousands are expected to hit the road for the long weekend. This year, many high school graduations are also taking place. Troopers say that only adds to the potential for more problems.

To ensure everyone has safe travels, Kentucky State Police will be deploying random checkpoints.

"Our troopers are going to be out in full force this weekend. We will actually have our supervisors out. They will actually be out doing some patrolling. There are going to be numerous road checks and we want to remind motorists when they come to those road checks to be sure they have all their proper paperwork," says Trooper Jonathan Biven.

That paperwork includes your insurance card, drivers license and registration. Police say if you do come across a checkpoint, never turn around and go another way. Driver who do often look suspicious and will be pulled over.

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