driver sober1 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/27/13) – The Owensboro Police Department has already conducted two DUI checkpoints in its 2013 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, authorities said today. Those checkpoints culminated in a total of nine arrests for impaired driving over the combined period of six hours.
 
"Although this shows an increase from previous years, it also shows that more of these drivers are being located and removed from our roads," authorities said in a news release. Officers have also encountered the use of designated drivers during these checkpoints, which authorities described as "a welcome sight, and something we hope to see more of."  
 
The Owensboro Police Department will continue to look for impaired driving on our roadways so that everyone can enjoy a safe holiday season. The campaign continues through Sept. 3.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Michael Hathaway

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,246.05
+187.70 (1.17%)    
2 S&P 1,933.12
+19.27 (1.01%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,697.63
+61.53 (1.33%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6393

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4903

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3822

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2757

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2344

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18558

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11834

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 01, 2015 1513

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1306

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1241

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1019

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1007

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 968

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 735

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 723

Child Injured in Wreck, Father Charged with DUI

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 590

Pet of the Day - Morty

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 544

Color Run Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News