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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Thursday December 13th, 2018 :: 03:23 p.m. CST

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"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" holiday campaign

Date: December 13th, 2018
For more information contact: Sgt. Jason Lefeber

Sun Prairie Police Dept. to participate in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ holiday campaign December 14th through New Year’s Day

To help deter impaired driving, the Sun Prairie Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign from December 14, 2018 through January 1, 2019.

“The goal of these comprehensive law enforcement efforts is to help make roadways safer for everyone by discouraging people from making the dangerous and irresponsible decision of getting behind the wheel impaired,” Sgt. Lefeber said.

Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, 169 people were killed and over 3,300 were injured in alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin last year. During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, our officers will be out in force to help change this behavior. While alcohol-impaired drivers remain a concern, a growing problem involves drugged driving - people whose ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is compromised by legal or illegal drugs including prescription and over-the-counter medications. To help combat impaired driving, Wisconsin has:

 25 multi-jurisdictional high-visibility enforcement task forces operating throughout the year, across the state

 About 3,800 police officers trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), enhancing efforts to detect and remove impaired drivers from the roadways

 292 highly-trained Drug Recognition Experts - among the most in the nation

There are many ways that citizens can help:

 Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911. Provide as much detail as possible on the driver, vehicle, and location;

 If you plan to celebrate, identify a sober designated driver. Never allow someone else to get behind the wheel impaired;

 Download the free “Drive Sober” mobile app from the WisDOT website. The app includes a “find a ride” feature to help locate mass transit and taxi services;

 Some taverns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons a safe ride home. Visit www.tlw.org/ and click on Safe Ride; and

 Make sure that everyone in your vehicle is buckled up – every trip . Watch your speed and eliminate distractions.

“To help ensure a safe, enjoyable holiday season, we need the cooperation of all motorists,” Sgt. Lefeber said.

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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 East Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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

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