Kentucky State Police watching for unsafe holiday driving

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police will be participating in the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and running through Sunday night.

Trooper Josh Brashears says Thanksgiving is a heavily traveled weekend, and officers will be on roads statewide watching for unsafe driving, including impaired driving and safety belt violations.

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Last year, eight people were killed in Kentucky traffic crashes during the Thanksgiving weekend. Alcohol was involved in one of the crashes, and three deaths involved people who weren’t buckled up.

State police offers a free mobile phone app that provides direct access to weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capability to report criminal behavior. The agency can also be reached at (800) 222-5555.


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