Cops in Wisconsin plan on making a lot of arrests for drunk driving over the next couple of weeks.
They'd rather not make motorists suffer through an arrest, but Major Dan Lonsdorf with the Wisconsin State Patrol says they're doing what they have to in hopes of getting people to make better choices, rather than getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Drunks don't intend to harm anyone, but they do. Last year, alcohol-related traffic crashes killed 305 people in Wisconsin and injured nearly 6,000.
Lonsdorf says there are no warnings for drunk driving. No exceptions. They're adding additional officers to the streets. Wisconsin is part of a nationwide effort to crack down on drunk driving to make our highways a little safer.
The nationwide crackdown, called "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit, Under Arrest," is going on now through Labor Day weekend. Lonsdorf says, if you must drink, there are other options besides getting behind the wheel.