Luck of the Irish won’t do any good if you’re caught driving drunk.
Two people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year on St. Patrick’s Day.
As revelers celebrate this holiday, law enforcement officers across the state are keeping an eye out for impaired drivers, said Randy Romanski, safety programs chief, Bureau of Transportation Safety, Wisconsin Department of Transportation. “There will be additional law enforcement officers on the road providing high visibility enforcement throughout the state during this holiday.”
An impaired driver could lose their license — or worse. A crash could injure or kill the driver, passengers, or innocent bystanders. “If people are planning to go out and be festive during the holiday, they should plan ahead, choose a sober driver, make sure they have a safe ride home.”
A “Drive Sober app” can be downloaded for free from the zero-in-Wisconsin website. It includes a blood-alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and find-a-ride feature to locate nearby taxi and mass transit services.
Since the app was launched for St. Patrick’s Day 2013, nearly 60,000 people have downloaded it.