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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.
Trooper Jeremy Moore of the Kentucky State Police Post 6 made 62 impaired driving arrests.
The 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.
In Kentucky, more than 5,800 impaired crashes resulted in 154 deaths and more than 3,200 injuries in 2010.
Stephen and Karen Sikra spoke about the effects of surviving a drunken driving crash and thanked the officers for preventing other families from dealing with same physical and mental trauma.
“I never thought we’d be a statistic,” said Karen. “But we are using our experience as an opportunity to help save lives by encouraging people to enjoy the holidays, but warning them to celebrate responsibly.”
The Sikra family was featured in two television public service announcements airing statewide during the holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign through Jan. 2, 2012. This annual campaign is sponsored by NHTSA and the KOHS.