Redgranite Police to participate in Drive Sober Campaign

To the Editor:

Deaths and injuries from drunken driving crashes devastate individuals, families, and entire communities any time of year, but during the holiday season, these crashes can cause even more overwhelming misery.

To get drunken drivers off our roads, the Redgranite Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout Wiscon-sin in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3. 

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

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

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

•In addition to severe financial and legal penalites, 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.

Because drunken driving is entirely preventable, we are serious when we say, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

/s/ Redgranite Police Chief Kyle Tarr