December 8th 2011 The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS)
honored 201 law enforcement officers from 185 agencies across the Commonwealth
for their efforts to target impaired drivers; Patrolman Kyler Wright of the West
Liberty Police Department was among those receiving honors.
2011 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the
Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the
most impaired driving arrests in each agency and division.
driving is not an accident —it’s an epidemic of careless disregard for human
life,” said KOHS Director Bill Bell, who presented the awards at the ceremony.
“These officers, their departments and agencies render a great service for
public safety by removing drunken and drugged drivers from our roads.”
Kentucky, more than 5,800 impaired crashes resulted in 154 deaths and more than
3,200 injuries in 2010.
safety improves exponentially every time an impaired driver is removed from the
roadway,” Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown said. “Were
it not for the actions of these men and women, there would undoubtedly be more
accidents, injuries or worsen our streets and highways.”
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of every
three Americans will be impacted by a drunken driving crash in their lifetime.
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