‘Drive Sober’ initiative begins

Officers from the Plymouth Police Department have joined hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative through Monday, Sept. 4.

Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and over 2,900 injuries.

The Elkhart Lake, Cascade and Sheboygan Falls police departments will also participate, along with the Sheboygan Sheriff’s Department.

“Drivers impaired by alcohol, prescription medication, or other drugs endanger everyone,” said Sheboygan Sheriff’s Department Capt. Cory Roeseler. “During the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ initiative, our officers will patrol in greater numbers and for longer hours to help prevent impaired drivers from killing or injuring themselves or an innocent victim.”

Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, local law enforcement urges drivers to follow the following common sense suggestions.

Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking.

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

Take mass transit, 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. Provide as much detail as possible on the driver, vehicle, and location.

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