Knox County trooper receives special recognition

Trooper Sidney Wagner

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A State Trooper has been honored for his efforts in keeping drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol off the road in Knox County.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says it presented special recognition Highway Safety All-Star awards to those who aided in the recent improvement of Kentucky’s Drug Recognition Expert and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training.

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One of the many people honored was Trooper Sidney Wagner, assigned to Knox County.

He said it was an honor to accept the award, and he reminded people to make sure they plan for a designated driver if they plan to drink alcohol.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety also recognized more than 200 law enforcement officers from more than 180 agencies across the Commonwealth.

The 2019 Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington on December 5th. Awards were presented to officers with the most impaired-driving arrests in each agency and Highway Safety All-Star awards were presented to the top three in each division.

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