Drive sober campaign launched

To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies in Sheboygan County will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Dec. 15, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.

“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” says Captain Cory Roeseler. “And while celebrating the holidays, people may be tempted to drive when they are impaired. During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, our officers will be out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”

Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, law enforcement urges you to follow these common sense suggestions:

Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking. Plan ahead and be smart.

If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.

Take a bus, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov

Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride.

Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.

Sheboygan County Law Enforcement agencies received a traffic enforcement grant from the Bureau of Transportation Safety to increase enforcement of OWI, speeding, seatbelt and other traffic violations. The grant is in effect from November 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. Special enforcement task forces dates will target problem areas in the county. There will also be increased enforcement during the holiday season.


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