The Manitowoc Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ initiative.
That initiative goes from August 18 until September 4.
According to a press release, last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 143 deaths and over 2,900 injuries.
Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the Manitowoc Police Department urges drivers to follow these common sense suggestions:
– Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking.
– If you’re feeling buzzed, you are likely over the .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 Zero in Wisconsin.
– Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons with a safe ride home. Visit Tavern League of Wisconsin and click on Safe Ride.
– Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911. Provide as much detail as possible on the driver, vehicle and location.