Sheriff’s office to implement ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

To combat drunken driving, Waushara County Sheriff’s Office will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin participating in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7. 

“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” said Sheriff Jeff Nett. “During the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown campaign, our officers will be out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”

Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office urges you to follow these common sense suggestions:

•Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking.

•If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.

•Ask a sober friend to drive you home.

•The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov.

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

•Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.