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Local police agencies, businesses to participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign

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National impaired-driving crackdown runs Aug. 13 to Sept. 1

  The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement across the state for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs from Aug. 13 through Sept. 1, 2014.

The nationwide impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement supported by a federally-funded advertising campaign to curb impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

In addition, Brown-Forman, CityScoot and Yellow Cab are teaming up to offer more than 2,000 safe ride vouchers at select locations in the Louisville Metro during the campaign period. 

As part of the awareness effort for this campaign, a press conference will be held at Kosair Children’s Medical Center - Brownsboro in eastern Louisville on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.  Other participating organizations include Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Transit Authority of River City (TARC).

WHAT:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over press conference

WHERE:  Kosair Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro, 4910 Chamberlain Lane, Louisville, KY 40241

WHEN:  Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m.

WHY:   Last year, Kentucky recorded over 5,500 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 138 deaths and over 3,000 injuries. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, eight people were killed and 295 were injured on our roadways.  Two of those deaths involved alcohol.