Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
FACT SHEET &
From the Wisconsin DOT
Division of State Patrol
Bureau of Transportation Safety
Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over crackdown—August 17 to September 3, 2012
; To save lives and prevent injuries, law enforcement officers from all over Wisconsin
and throughout the nation will be patrolling in greater numbers and for longer hours
to arrest impaired drivers and get them off the road.
; Saturation patrols and other types of high visibility enforcement have proved to be
an effective deterrent to impaired driving, especially when combined with an
effective media campaign like Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
; The goal is not to arrest more drunken drivers. The goal is to deter drunken driving,
so that we can reach our ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths.
Impaired driving is prevalent and deadly:
; There were approximately 35,000 convictions for drunken driving last year in
; Last year, alcohol-related crashes killed 225 people in Wisconsin and injured nearly
Recently enacted state law increases penalties for drunken driving
; A state law took effect in July 2010 that significantly strengthens deterrents and
increases penalties for drunken driving.
; The recent law substantially increases jail time for various OWI convictions. For
specific details visit, http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/enforce/owi.htm
; The law also requires that vehicles be equipped with an ignition interlock device for
drivers who …
； Are convicted of first-offense OWI if their BAC was .15 or higher.
； Are convicted of a second or subsequent OWI offense.
； Refused a chemical test to measure their alcohol level at the time of arrest.
Important advice to combat drunken driving:
; 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.
; Rather than risk an arrest, take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive
; Save a life—don’t let your friends drive drunk.
; 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.
; Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Law Enforcement Action Kit:
; Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety campaign, including TV and radio commercials
; Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over logos and artwork