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Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky., May 22, 2017 – Law enforcement rangers at Mammoth Cave National Park will set up sobriety checkpoints in the park this summer. Their message is clear: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
“Don’t even think about drinking and driving in the park this summer, or you will be arrested,” said Chief Ranger Lora Peppers. “The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign means zero tolerance for drunk driving—no excuses.”
In the coming weeks, Mammoth Cave’s law enforcement rangers will be out in full force cracking down on drunk drivers. Expect to see law enforcement rangers at sobriety checkpoints throughout the summer along the Mammoth Cave Parkway, Green River Ferry Road, Brownsville Road, and on roving traffic patrols.
During the 2016 Memorial Day weekend, Mammoth Cave rangers arrested four drunk or drugged drivers at sobriety checkpoints, and three during the July 4th holiday. In addition, rangers charged six people for drug possession and five for carrying open containers of alcohol in vehicles.
“The consequences of drunk driving are serious,” added Chief Peppers. “Not only could you put your life and the lives of others at risk, but a DUI arrest means a loss of freedom and money, including going to jail, losing your license, and paying steep financial expenses. A DUI arrest in Mammoth Cave National Park is a federal offense, punishable by up to six months imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine.”
Chief Peppers also requests that if you suspect a driver to be operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the park, please contact Mammoth Cave rangers at 270-597-2729.