Norman police cracking down on drunk drivers in memory of little girl

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NORMAN, Okla. – While enjoying Labor Day, many families may notice a few extra police officers on patrol.

The Norman Police Department says they will complete a series of high-visibility responsible driving enforcement projects on Labor Day in memory of a little girl.

In 2013, 8-year-old Cadence Gordon was killed in a car accident with a drunk driver in Norman on Labor Day.

“It is our hope that Cadence’s story illustrates the real-life consequences of driving a vehicle while impaired,” said Lt. Jeff Robertson. “Cadence was a beautiful, vibrant, fun-loving, and intelligent 8-year-old at the time of the crash. She was killed way too soon by someone who chose to drive impaired on a busy holiday.”

Last year, nine people died in car accidents on Labor Day weekend with six of those fatalities being caused by a driver who was under the influence.

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