During the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, held from Aug. 16 through Labor Day weekend, additional enforcement efforts will focus on alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers, according to a Muskego Police Department news release.
"Although drunken driving is entirely preventable, it continues to devastate individuals, families and whole communities," State Patrol Major Sandra Huxtable said in a news release. "Last year, alcohol-related crashes killed 223 people in Wisconsin and injured nearly 3,000. Many of the dead and injured were innocent victims of drunken drivers."
From Jan. 1 to Aug. 5 of this year, 62 fewer people have died on Wisconsin roads compared to the same period last year, a decrease of 18 percent.
Muskego hopes to decrease that number even more by participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, according to the news release.
Officials also encourage people to download the "Zero in Wisconsin Drive Sober" app, which uses a smart phone's GPS system to find alternative transportation, a blood-alcohol estimator and designated driver selector. The Drive Sober app can be downloaded at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov.
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