Grand Rapids police to participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
For the City Times
GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 16 – Sept. 2.
“These high-visibility law enforcement efforts are intended to discourage motorists from engaging in dangerous driving behaviors that endanger everyone,” Police Chief Melvin Pedersen said.
Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 159 deaths and nearly 3,300 injuries. While alcohol-impaired drivers remain a concern, a growing problem involves drug-impaired drivers – people whose ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is compromised by legal or illegal drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medications.