Door County – Someone is killed in an alcohol-related crash every three hours in Wisconsin, and drugged driving is also a growing problem. Last year in Wisconsin, 6,050 alcohol-related crashes caused 167 deaths, and 2,250 drug-related crashes caused 80 deaths.
To keep people safer on the roads by eliminating the risks of impaired driving, the Door County Sheriff’s Office and Sturgeon Bay Police Department are joining law-enforcement agencies across Wisconsin in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, Aug. 20 – Sept. 6.
If you plan to celebrate, identify a sober designated driver, or find a safe alternative way home. Never allow someone who is impaired to get behind the wheel. If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 911. Provide as much detail as possible about the driver, vehicle and location. You can also download the free Drive Sober mobile app at zeroinwisconsin.gov. The app includes a find-a-ride feature to help locate mass-transit and taxi services.