State police increase patrols for New Year's Eve

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Blue flashing lights is the way state police always ring in the new year.

State police have set up checkpoints across the state and are stopping everyone and asking for three things: license, registration, and insurance.

Once that's taken care of begins the checking for impairment of the driver, warrants, and anything else out of the ordinary.

"That's what we want them to look at first is look at safety. Have a good time. Enjoy the holidays. But please be safe on our roadways," said Trooper Kendra Wilson, Kentucky State Police in Frankfort.

According to state police the checkpoints are to keep everyone safe. And this time of year their goal is to end the year on a good note. They particularly are striving to finish 2013 strong.

"The best way we can do that is to wear our seat belts, to slow down, and to not drive impaired," said Trooper Wilson.

It's not only the holiday season that state police set up these checkpoints, but around the holidays. With several drivers on the roads, it's always important to remind yourself of Kentucky law.

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