Law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin will be out in force to combat drunken driving during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. It’s an enforcement and educational effort to prevent drunken driving, and runs through September 7. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says this and similar efforts have helped reduce deaths from alcohol-related crashes by approximately 51 percent and injuries by 55 percent over the last 10 years in Wisconsin.
Twenty-three impaired driving task forces will allow multiple agencies to coordinate and combine for high-visibility enforcement. Overtime for is covered by federal funding. The DOT offers a free Drive Sober mobile app, which includes a find-a-ride feature, a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and interactive games that help determine whether drivers should give up their car keys.