An annual statewide crackdown on drunk drivers is underway in Wisconsin.
More than 300 Wisconsin law enforcement agencies are taking part in the “Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” campaign. State Transportation Safety Director, Major Dan Lonsdorf, says they’ll be stepping up enforcement in areas where drunk drivers are frequently caught during high risk times.
The campaign runs through the Labor Day weekend.
Lonsdorf says this time of year seems to bring a lot of impaired drivers out on the roads as people hold parties to mark the end of summer.
Over 37,000 people were convicted last year of drunk driving in Wisconsin and Lonsdorf says police will arrest drivers if they stop them.
Alcohol-related crashes also claimed 234 lives in Wisconsin in 2008.