trooper ayersMADISONVILLE, KY (12/10/12) – On Wednesday, December 5, the 2012 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored 197 law enforcement officers from 164 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers.

Last year, Kentucky recorded more than 5,600 crashes related to drugs and alcohol, resulting in 150 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.

Trooper Jeff Ayres from KSP Post 2 Madisonville was recognized at this ceremony for his outstanding job performance to remove impaired drivers from our roads. For the DUI enforcement period, which ran from October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012, Tpr. Ayres arrested 55 impaired drivers. This is the second year in a row that Tpr. Ayres has received this award.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1 in 3 Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in his or her lifetime.

Trooper Ayres is a native of Walnut Creek, California. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Army. He retired from the military on August 31, 2007 and began his career with the KSP in September of 2007. He is currently assigned to Todd County.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Stu Recke (KSP)

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

August 31, 2015 6305

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4894

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3803

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

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2731

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 2321

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 18448

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11807

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 01, 2015 1498

Small Business Tax Credit Workshop

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1228

Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Charge for Driver

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 1201

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 954

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 927

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 903

Governor Lauds Launch of Kentucky's New I-Way

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 687

Annual 'Swingin' for Sadie' Tourneys Set for…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 671

Child Injured in Wreck, Father Charged with DUI

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 542

Pet of the Day - Morty

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 524

Color Run Raises Funds for Cancer Research

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News