Drive sober or get pulled over campaign
To help decrease the number of drunk drivers on the roads, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office is one of many agencies statewide participating in the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. This campaign will run through Jan. 1, 2017.
Alcohol-impaired driving is associated with other high-risk behaviors that increase the likelihood of a crash, injury or death; these include speeding and failure to wear seat belts. During this holiday season it is the intent of the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office to keep our roads safe.
Drugged driving is another issue within the state and is frequently overlooked. A medication that states not to drive means that if you do, you could be impaired. Please see this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/xrtL_SlloOc
Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the Marathon 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.
•Take mass transit, a taxicab or 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.