Redgranite Police to implement Drive Sober and Get Pulled Over campaign

To the Editor:

There were more than 24,000 convictions for drunken driving last year in Wisconsin.  That means far too many people made the reckless and irresponsible decision to put their lives and the lives of others in grave danger by driving drunk.

To get drunken drivers off our roads, the Redgranite Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Sept. 7. 

Our officers are well trained in identifying the signs of impaired driving, and they know where and when to look for drunken drivers. So if you’re ever faced with the choice of getting behind the wheel while impaired vs. giving up your car keys, please consider the following:

•A drunken driving arrest can cause major embarrassment, expensive penalties, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicles.

•If you injure or kill someone while driving drunk you will face a jail sentence.

•In addition to severe financial and legal penalties, you will suffer a lifetime of guilt if you injure or kill an innocent victim. 

•Because of its serious consequences, driving drunk likely will be a decision you’ll regret the rest of your life.  

During this crackdown on drunken drivers and throughout the year, we are serious when we say, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

/s/

Chief Kyle Tarr, Redgranite Police Department