“Drive Sober” Campaign Continues through New Years Day

Law enforcement agencies across the state are continuing
their watch for impaired drivers during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
campaign that continues through New Years Day.

As people look to head out to a party to celebrate the new
year, or even to watch the Badgers in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday, officials ask
them to make the right choice and not drive drunk. Sargent Luke Newman with the
Wisconsin State Patrol says their main goal with the campaign is to make sure
everyone gets home safely. “Plan head, make sure that you’ve got a ride home –
there’s so many other options out there with Uber and Lyft and everything else –
everybody’s got a phone, so make the call and don’t take the chance.”

Wisconsin saw 160 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries due
to alcohol-related crashes in 2018, with nearly 23,000 OWI convictions last
year as well. Officers will also be looking for drivers who are under the
influence of drugs during the “drive sober” campaign.