Police launch campaign, app to stop drunk driving

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by Jacob Ryan

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 6:54 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)--  Police officers across Kentucky have launched a campaign to crack down on drunk driving and they are making it easier for residents to report impaired drivers.

The ‘Drive Sober or get Pulled Over’ campaign is being paired with the release of a new smartphone app that enables witnesses to drunk driving to report the crime with just a touch.

The app, ‘No DUI Kentucky,’ also provides information about taxi services and other sober-ride programs.

Bill Bell, director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, urged drivers to not use the app while driving.

“It’s best if you have a passenger,” he said.  “If you can get the information about the license plate and the mile marker and pull off of the highway, that’s the best case.”

The app is free and available in the Apple App store, Google Play store and Windows phone store.

Kentucky is among two other states to offer the app to residents, along with Georgia and Wisconsin.
 

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