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MANITOWOC COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 1025 South 9th Street Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220
Sheriff - Dan Hartwig Chief Deputy - Bran Nack Major - Jason Orth 683-4220
Our first HVEE Task Force deployment is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Subsequent deployments will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, which is the day before Thanksgiving, and Sunday, Dec. 13.
The task force agencies will be putting more officers on patrol for longer hours to stop, test and arrest drunken drivers. However, the task force's primary goal is to keep people from getting behind the wheel while impaired-not to make more arrests. Therefore, the task force also will focus on education and outreach in our local communities to convince people that drunken driving is prevalent, deadly and entirely preventable.
We are asking that you help us spread the lifesaving message that our community is serious about preventing drunken driving. Please consider using your social media communications, signage on your property, and whatever resources you have to communicate with your employees, customers and others about the dangers of drunken driving. A fact sheet on drunken driving in Wisconsin is attached. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.
Sincerely,Jason J. Orth, Major
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
FACT SHEET & TALKING POINTSDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown- August 21 to September 7, 2015
The goal is not to arrest more drunken drivers. The goal is to deter drunken driving, so that we can reach our ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths.
We’re making progress in combating drunken driving:
Last year, there were 162 fatalities in alcohol-related crashes. Deaths in alcohol-related crashes in 2014 were 23 fewer than 2013 and 56 fewer than the five-year average.
Drunken driving is completely preventable:
If you're feeling buzzed, you likely are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive.
Rather than risk an arrest, take mass transit, a taxicab or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
The Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free "Drive Sober" mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting zero in wisconsin.gov.
Report impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling 911.