(Juneau) Dodge County sheriff’s deputies made 14 arrests during last month’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Between December 18th and January 1st, the sheriff’s office took part of state and national efforts to help keep roadways safe for all travelers. Law enforcement officers from around the county also participated in a special grant from 8pm New Year’s Eve and 4am New Year’s Day that yielded an additional five OWI arrests.
Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeremy Wolfe says deputies assigned to the campaign made 71 traffic stops in which citations and warnings were issued. There were also six speeding violations and four operating after revocation or suspension violations. Wolfe says while the holiday campaign lasts about two weeks, their deputies work throughout the year to help make Dodge County roadways and communities as safe as possible for everyone.
Several tips law enforcement recommend to avoid impaired driving and its dangerous effects include identifying a designated driver, download the free “Driver Sober” app that locates mass transit and taxi services as well as call 911 when encountering a suspected impaired driver.