Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Police will be out in force along with other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the nation for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunken drivers from Aug. 16 to Sept. 2, which includes the Labor Day weekend.
Drunken driving continues to be prevalent, persistent and deadly on city streets and rural roads throughout Wisconsin. Last year alone, 223 people were killed and nearly 3,000 injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes in Wisconsin.
Drunken driving is entirely preventable. If we can deter people from getting behind the wheel when they're not sober, we will make progress toward the goal of reaching zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin. Our message during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign and throughout the year is simple; if you're driving while impaired, we will arrest you. The devastating consequences of a drunken driving arrest include major embarrassment, expensive penalties, mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device on all of your vehicles, and possibly jail time. Driving drunk will be a decision you'll regret the rest of your life, if you are lucky enough to live.
Instead of risking an arrest and possibly a violent crash, we urge everyone to make responsible decisions. Choose a sober designated driver before you start drinking. If you are feeling "buzzed", you are likely over the 0.08 limit and should not drive. Find another way home such as public transportation, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.