April 18, 2014

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Operation B.L.U.E. Lights nets 3,500 DUI and drug arrests

Operation B.L.U.E. Lights was the summer enforcement campaign for the Kentucky State Police that began June 1 and concluded Labor Day weekend. The campaign was designed to bring attention to unsafe driving behaviors in an effort to reduce traffic deaths on Kentucky roadways. The agency held 1,640 safety checkpoints across the state that produced 2,072 DUI arrests, 1,462 drug arrests and the apprehension of 41 fugitives. There were 8,932 seat belt citations written and 933 child seat violations during this time period.