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State & local police on guard against drunk drivers for July 4th holiday

The Independence Day holiday will be a prolonged celebration this year, as the nation’s birthday occurs on a Monday.  Many Arkansas families will start their travel plans Friday with varied destinations over the following three days.  With increased traffic volume anticipated, comes the risk of tragedy often attributed to a drunk driver. Law enforcement officers…

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Honors awarded to top Arkansas troopers & staff, Morris selected trooper of the year

Trooper Spencer Morris, 34, of Crittenden County, was awarded the Arkansas State Police Trooper of the Year Award for 2021 today during the department’s annual honors and awards ceremony. Assigned to the state police Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, headquartered at Forrest City, Spencer, with four years of service to the department, was recognized for…

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Distracted driving leading cause of car crashes on Arkansas roads

Arkansas State Troopers and local agencies increased enforcement of distracted driving laws beginning yesterday, April 4. The operation will target drivers who are texting and driving as well as violating other distracted driving laws. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over twenty-nine thousand people perished in automobile accidents involving distracted driving from…

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State & local law enforcement plan stepped-up enforcement of distracted driving laws

Distracted driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes along nationwide roadways.  The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office is working with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage drivers to put down their phones while driving. Stepped-up enforcement of the state’s distracted driving laws is being planned for…

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