To help save lives and prevent needless tragedies, the New Berlin Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign from Friday, December 13, 2019 through New Year’s Day.
“The holiday season is a festive time for many, but it can quickly turn tragic if drivers make the dangerous and irresponsible decision to get behind the wheel impaired,” Captain Mike Glider said.
Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 160 deaths and nearly 3,300 injuries. While alcohol-impaired drivers are a serious concern, law enforcement faces a growing challenge with drug-impaired drivers - people whose ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is compromised by legal or illegal drugs including prescription and over-the-counter medications. To help combat impaired driving, Wisconsin has:
There are several ways citizens can help:
“Safety along our roadways is not just a law enforcement issue,” Captain Mike Glider said. “Preventing crashes, injuries and deaths requires the cooperation of all motorists and citizens.”