Ceremony salutes efforts to keep Kentucky roads safe
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) today honored 193 law enforcement officers from 169 agencies across the commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers.
The 2014 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired driving arrests in each agency and division.
According to the KOHS, last year Kentucky recorded more than 5,500 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 138 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries. Over 440 of those crashes occurred in December, resulting in eight deaths and 239 injuries.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one in three Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in their lifetime.