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Expect more patrols for Halloween drunk drivers


MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) – There will be an increase of law enforcement this weekend to crack down on impaired drivers.  It's all in an effort coordinated by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

"Impaired driving typically rears its ugly head during the Halloween party period, which creates a dangerous environment on our roads and highways," says Jody Oscarson, DPS Office of Traffic Safety impaired driving program coordinator. "Before you put on your costume and head out for the night, make sure you have a plan in place for a sober way home to avoid the dangers and consequences of driving drunk."

Officers say during Halloween over the last five years, seven people lost their lives and 27 others were seriously injured in drunken driving crashes.  Law enforcement arrested 2,484 motorists for DWI during that same five-year period.


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