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Increased Law Presence for St. Patrick’s Day

15 Mar News

To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will intensify its traffic safety enforcement St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The increased enforcement is funded with a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Bureau of Transportation Safety.

According to Sheriff Grady Hartman, “During the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways.” He added that they are trying to encourage voluntary compliance, not to write more tickets or make more arrests; but said we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails.”

Also in time for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, WisDOT’s Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety campaign launched a free “Drive Sober” app for smart phones users. This new app includes:

  • A location-specific list for contacting nearby taxi and mass transit services for a safe ride home,
  • A blood alcohol content (BAC) estimator,
  • A designated driver selector,
  • And other features to help everyone avoid a drunken driving arrest—or even worse—a tragic crash.

 A free download of the app is available online by visiting: zeroinwisconsin.gov