Multi-state campaign against impaired driving kicks off Wednesday

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - A multi-state kickoff event against impaired driving kicks off on Wednesday.

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" is the collaboration of 60 law enforcement agencies from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

This enforcement campaign for drivers operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs will take place August 19 through September 5.

Officers will conduct stepped up enforcement around the clock.

According to the latest data provided by Cincinnati Police, nearly one-third of fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration above the .08 legal limit - an average of one fatality every 48 minutes.

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