The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is joining other Wisconsin law enforcement in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign through Jan. 3.
“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” said Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman. “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.”
Law enforcement suggests:
• 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 or a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home. Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride.
• The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov.
• Impaired drivers should be reported to law enforcement by calling 911.