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“Driver Sober Or Get Pulled Over” Starts Friday 8/21/20

State and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up for the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign which begins Friday and runs through Labor Day. Drivers will see patrol in greater numbers and for longer hours. According to Wisconsin DOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson, “The primary goal of this federal, state and local initiative is to enhance public safety and prevent needless tragedies by encouraging drivers to be safe and responsible.” Last year in Wisconsin, there were 6,058 alcohol-related crashes that injured 2,918 people and resulted in 140 deaths (about one-quarter of all traffic-related deaths). Also, in 2019, there were 23,803 OWI convictions.