Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Date: August 18, 2011

Berlin Police and Green Lake County Sheriff to crackdown on drunken motorists during 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' national campaign.

Officers and Deputies for the Berlin Police Department and the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office will be out in force along with other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin and the rest of the nation for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunken drivers from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5.

Drunken driving continues to be one of the most destructive and deadly crimes in Wisconsin. Last year, 220 people were killed and more than 3,500 injured in nearly 5,800 alcohol-related traffic crashes.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation there were more than 40,000 convictions for drunken driving in Wisconsin last year. According to records from the Berlin Police and Green Lake Sheriff, to date, in 2011, 58 individuals have been arrested for driving under the influence. Captain Kevin Block,Berlin Police commented, "Every officer in our agencies has a zero tolerance for drunken drivers". Chief Deputy Mark Putzke, Green Lake County Sheriff's Office advised, "We are working together with High Visibility Enforcement during this local and national campaign".

Look for our patrols to increase in the days and weeks ahead.

Captain Kevin Block, City of Berlin Police Department

Chief Deputy Mark P. Putzke, Green Lake County Sheriff's Office

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