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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Friday June 26th, 2015 :: 09:12 a.m. CDT


Sun Prairie Police Department Media Release - High Visibility OWI Task Force

From: Sergeant Ryan Cox
Date: June 25th, 2015
Subject: High Visibility OWI Task Force

On Saturday, June 13th from 8:30pm to 1:30am, the Sun Prairie Police Dept. joined several other agencies including: DeForest PD, City of Madison PD, Town of Madison PD, Verona PD, Monona PD, Stoughton PD, Shorewood Hills PD, Oregon PD, Capitol PD, and Maple Bluff PD in a High Visibility OWI Task Force deployment in the City of Sun Prairie.

This was part of a multi-jurisdictional agreement funded by a state grant set up by Lt. Dan Furseth of DeForest PD. This was done in an effort to not only address traffic laws focusing around OWI enforcement, but also to raise awareness of drunk driving in our neighboring communities.

The areas focused on were Main St. from County HWY N to STH 151, North and South Bird St. and STH 19 (Windsor St.). These streets are major thoroughfares in our city and where most of our OWI related incidents occur.

The deployment resulted in 81 total stops conducted with over 70 warnings and over 30 citations issued. There were five arrests including two Operating While Intoxicated arrests and three Operating with a Restricted Controlled Substance arrests. The deployment was a success not only in the traffic enforcement, but also in raising awareness with the public.

The OWI Task Force will continue with deployments throughout the summer and into the fall. The Sun Prairie Police Dept. thanks all of the agencies who participated in our deployment, and the public for their vested interest in keeping our city safe.

Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

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