‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Underway

A nation-wide crackdown on drunken driving is underway and continues through Labor Day. As part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, state and local police across Wisconsin will patrol in greater numbers and longer hours. Wisconsin State Patrol Major Sandy Huxtable says, “As law enforcement officers, we see first-hand the tragic impacts that traffic crashes have on victims and families. What’s most heart-breaking is that most crashes are entirely preventable. Drunken driving is not an accident – it’s a choice. And to help prevent unnecessary tragedies, we need everyone’s help. Don’t let friends drive drunk and report impaired drivers by calling 911.” Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes killed 225 people and injured nearly 3,000 more.