To help prevent impaired driving, Rothschild Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative that begins Aug. 17 and continues through Sept. 3.
“Impaired drivers put everyone at risk – themselves, their passengers and all those along our roadways,” said Captain Kevin L. Ostrowski. “As part of the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ event, our officers will patrol in greater numbers and for longer hours to discourage people from making the dangerous and irresponsible decision of getting behind the wheel impaired.”
The Rothschild Police Department suggests all motorists take steps to protect themselves and others:
•Ensure everyone in your vehicle is buckled up – every day, every trip. Watch your speed, be patient and alert.
•If you plan to celebrate, choose a sober designated driver.
•If you’re feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.
Take public transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
•The Wisconsin DOT offers a free Drive Sober mobile app that includes a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and find-a-ride feature that uses a smart phone’s GPS to locate alternative transportation.
•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. Provide as much detail as possible on the driver, vehicle, and location.