The Madison Police Department to crack down on drunken motorists
during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign
To combat drunken driving, the Madison Police Department has joined hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7.
“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” says Lt. Trevor Knight with the Traffic Unit. “During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown campaign, extra officers will be deployed out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”
Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the Madison Police Department urges you to follow these common sense suggestions:
- 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, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov
- Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride.
- Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.