The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign doesn’t just include druken driving. The State Patrol is using August to remind drivers that driving under the influence of prescription medications or other drugs is just as dangerous and illegal as driving while impaired by alcohol.
Over the last decade in Wisconsin, drug-related traffic fatalities have increased from 77 deaths in 2007 to 118 in 2016.
Officers will patrol in greater numbers for longer hours during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative from August 18 through Labor Day.
And, penalties double for impaired drivers who have passengers under age 16 in their vehicle.