Sheriff’s department joining drunk driving crackdown

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has announced it will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the country in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving this Aug 21-Sept. 7, known by its tagline, “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.”

kcsd-logo-croppedIn 2007 alone, nearly 13,000 people died in crashes in which the drivers or motorcycle riders were legally impaired, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Among them were 245 children under age 15 – innocent victims of crashes that could have been avoided.

“All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life,” said Sheriff David Beth. “Because we’re committed to ending the carnage, we’re intensifying enforcement during the crackdown. We’ll be especially vigilant during high-risk nighttime hours when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads.”

In every state as well as the District of Columbia it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher. More than 10,000 police agencies will participate in this year’s mid-August through Labor Day crackdown, including law enforcement officers representing every state, the District of Columbia, and many U.S. cities and towns.


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