The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5.
“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, 190 people were killed and nearly 2,900 were injured in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin last year,” UW Oshkosh Police Chief Kurt Leibold said. “During the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ crackdown campaign, our officers will be patrolling in greater numbers and for longer hours to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”
In every state, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.
To help prevent drunken driving, the Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov.
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