Middleton Police Department reports enforcement results from Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
The Middleton Police Department is making progress towards safer roads to start the new year. MIPD just wrapped up participation in the statewide and national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign. Our officers made five OWI arrests between December 16 and New Year’s Day.
While the focus of the initiative was to eliminate impaired driving, officers also issued citations and made arrests during traffic stops for the following:
- 15 speeding violations
- 3 operating after revocation or suspension violations
- 1 safety belt violation
- 1 drug arrest
- 1 felony arrest
“This enforcement campaign allowed us to spread the word to the community that impaired driving is never acceptable,” Sergeant Jessica Quamme said. “Although this campaign is over, it is an essential message that continues throughout the year. Always plan for a safe ride home to save lives on the roads.”
Impaired driving is preventable
- If you plan to drink, identify a sober designated driver, or find an alternative way home.
- Download the free Drive Sober mobile app from the WisDOT website. The app includes a find a ride feature to help locate mass transit, rideshare, and taxi services.
- Protect yourself and your passengers every time you travel. Buckle Up, Phone Down. Every trip, every time.
For more information and resources on impaired driving in Wisconsin, visit WisDOT’s Zero in Wisconsin website.