Driver Sober Campaign Goes Through New Year’s Day

(Juneau) The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday enforcement campaign continues through New Year’s Day Sunday. Dodge County Sheriff’s Sergeant Jeremy Wolfe says they cannot combat drunken or drugged driving alone.

He says if a friend is about to drink and drive, take the keys and help them get home safely. Wolfe adds that if you suspect a driver is under the influence call 911.

Last year in Wisconsin, there were 6,368 alcohol-related crashes that killed 166 people. Alcohol contributed to more than a quarter of all traffic fatalities. Someone is killed or injured in an impaired driving crash every two hours in Wisconsin.

During the last holiday season, there were nearly 400 crashes that involved an impaired driver; these crashes killed seven people and injured 192 others.