Drivers across the country and here in Wisconsin may notice a heightened police presence along roadways over the next couple of weeks and it’s all happening for a good cause.
Extra patrols will be on the roads for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign happening in hundreds of communities across the country.
It all kicks off on Friday and will run through September 5th.
The goal of the campaign is to prevent drunk driving.
Officers say it’s a serious and growing safety concern in our country that is 100% preventable.
Nearly 3,000 people were injured last year in alcohol related crashes in Wisconsin alone.
Officers say if you’re feeling buzzed you are likely over .08 blood alcohol content level, which is considered impaired in all states.
“We want people to develop a plan and that plan will only keep them safe but keep others on the road safe. We want people to use the designated driver approach. If they go out drinking, hey everybody can have a good time, but if they have that designated driver that’s only going to ensure their safety as well as others,” says Captain Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department.
Officers also suggest that people download the drive sober mobile app or call a safe ride to bring you home.