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Increased patrols looking for drunk drivers on New Year's Eve

HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - Law enforcement will be keeping an eye out for drunk drivers in the Tri-State on New Year's Eve.

In Henderson, there will be sobriety checkpoints at multiple locations throughout the county.

Kentucky reported over 650 deadly car accidents in 2014.  About 1/6 of those were alcohol-related.

Troopers have some new software that will help keep them keep the roads safer.

"We have data driven training. That's where every trooper can get on their laptop and look at years past where we have seen the most fatality collision involving alcohol, per county, by designated dates. We're going to look back and see if there is a trend, and saturate those areas," says Corey King, Kentucky State Police.

As always, troopers suggest having a designated driver, calling a cab or just spending the night where you're at.

State Police want to remind everyone not only to drive sober, but also to wear your seat belt and don't text and drive.

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