Law Enforcement Officials Will Be Out Full Force This Holiday Weekend

By: Julie Maloney
By: Julie Maloney

The Thanksgiving getaway is underway.

From New York to Los Angeles and all points in between, a record 25 million passengers are taking to the sky this Thanksgiving Weekend.

They're facing new security rules at airports.

Meanwhile, officials say two million people will ride the rails and 32 million will get behind the wheel this holiday.

Here in eastern Kentucky, police are trying to keep drivers safe on the roadways

Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year. Transportation officials say traffic is nearly sixty-percent heavier than any other given day.

Wednesday night, state police have check points set up across the state in an effort to save lives.

From Wednesday Night until Midnight on Sunday state police will be stopping drivers at check points across the state.

Many troopers are having to work overtime and during the holiday, but they say it's worth it.

On Wednesday night in Garrett, at least one man was arrested for drunk driving.

At last check, 810 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways this year.

That's 75 fewer highway deaths than this time last year.

With police out on the roads this week, they want to remind you to have these three things close by:
Drivers License
Registration
Proof of Insurance.


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