Summer enforcement project nets Ky. arrests

Kentucky State Police released the results of three months of stepped-up enforcement on Kentucky highways

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - After three months of stepped-up enforcement on Kentucky's highways, police say the project resulted in apprehension of 41 fugitives as well as thousands of drunken-driving and drug arrests.

The effort, called Operation B.L.U.E. Lights, began June 1 and ended Labor Day. Kentucky State Police held 1,640 safety checkpoints across the state during that time to draw attention to unsafe driving and reduce traffic deaths.

A total of 2,072 DUI arrests and 1,462 drug arrests were made. There were 8,932 seat belt citations written and 933 child seat violations during the campaign.

Maj. Mike Crawford says the agency will continue such enforcement projects to reduce highway deaths.

To report an erratic driver, call state police at (800) 222-5555.

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