Wisconsin Police Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

Sunday, December 11th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Police in Wisconsin are cracking down on drunk drivers and people not wearing seat belts.

According to the state Department of Transportation, last December there were nearly 13,000 traffic crashes in the month. That was more than any other month that year. Those crashes resulted in 37 deaths and over 3,800 injuries. State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety, says slippery roads, poor visibility and hectic holiday traffic combined with impatient and impaired drivers make this time of year especially dangerous.

The increased patrols started on Friday and will run through December 17.

Along with the crack down on people driving impaired, police will also be looking for people who are wearing their seat belts. Last year more than 120,000 people were cited for not wearing their seat belts.

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