Area departments to participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Area police departments to participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, Dec. 13 – Jan. 1.
“The holiday season is a festive time for many, but it can quickly turn tragic if drivers make the dangerous and irresponsible decision to get behind the wheel impaired,” said Wisconsin Rapids Police Lieutenant Mike Potocki said.
Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 160 deaths and nearly 3,300 injuries. While alcohol-impaired drivers are a serious concern, law enforcement faces a growing challenge with 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.