As we head into Memorial Day weekend, local law enforcement is recognized for helping keep the highways safe.
They've been learning more about stopping crashes ..by nabbing and convicting impaired drivers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Program Thursday honored several police officers and agencies throughout West Virginia.
Among them: the Parkersburg Police Department and one of its officers.
"Ultimately, it comes back to the person behind the wheel of the car," says Officer Chris Morehead. "That's the only way this problem can be solved. But we'll continue to do our jobs and try to stop it, until we have a safer roadway for everyone."
The officers were honored at the program's second annual Highway2Enforcement conference, which wrapped up Thursday at the Glade Springs resort in Raleigh County.