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It's that time of year again: Labor Day weekend. A time when we spend the weekend with family and friends at fun barbeques and parties. Most Wisconsin residents look forward to this fun time to enjoy the last days of summer with the people we love. Wisconsin police also prepare for this time because it's when they increase their drunk driving patrols via the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative started on Friday, Aug. 18, and will not end until Labor Day, Sept. 4. Here's what the Director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety said about the campaign: "Whether it's caused by alcohol, prescription medications or other drugs, impaired driving is illegal, it's dangerous, and it risks the lives of everyone along our roadways."

Wisconsin drivers be warned: The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative means that extra officers will be patrolling the roads for more hours of the day. The increased visibility of police is meant to encourage people to drive responsibly and refrain from getting behind the wheel while drunk. The officers will also be conducting more arrests. WisDOT is encouraging drivers to download its Drive Sober mobile application which offers a blood alcohol estimator, a feature to select your designated driver for the night and a find-a-ride home feature, which helps you find alternative transportation if you become inebriated.


When a Wisconsin driver gets pulled over and police suspect him or her of drunk driving, it can lead to an arrest and DUI charges. However, it's important to note that these incidents can happen in many different ways -- and sometimes the charges brought against the accused person are in error, or they are unlawful.

When faced with unlawful or wrongful DUI charges, accused motorists may need to defend themselves in court to preserve their legal rights and innocence of the crime. Accused persons will have a host of DUI defense strategies available to them, but depending on the facts pertaining to their cases, only a handful of defense strategies will likely apply.

Here are two less common defenses that may only apply to a select few circumstances:


Drinking and driving is a serious problem because it is fully preventable if drivers don't get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. With the impacts of this issue in mind, state legislators came up with some very strict penalties for drunk driving.

It is imperative that all drivers take the responsible path and find another way home after drinking. If this doesn't happen, you might find yourself facing criminal charges. Here are some points to know about drunk driving in Wisconsin:

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Traffic deaths are rising in Wisconsin. Last month, 66 people died in car crashes, representing an increase by three from the same month last year. The increase in traffic deaths is particularly unfortunate considering the improvements in car safety and road safety over the years. Experts blame the increase in traffic deaths on distracted driving, impaired driving and failure to wear seat belts.

Due to the increase in traffic fatalities, Wisconsin police are making a stronger effort than ever to enforce intoxicated driving and distracted driving laws. That means that police are eager to pull over anyone who appears like he or she might be intoxicated behind the wheel. They will also pull over those who appear to be texting while driving or using their social media accounts while they're driving.

As a part of this process, Wisconsin will be participating in the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. This law enforcement campaign targets intoxicated drivers and it goes from mid-August to Labor Day.


Police have arrested and accused a woman of drunk driving after she drove into a tent full of people. The collision resulted in seven people inside the tent suffering injuries. The tent was located at a campground in River of Lakes in Grant County, where the accident happened late on a recent Saturday night.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office alleges that the 32-year-old woman who crashed into the tent was inebriated when the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. Allegedly, she lost control of her sport utility vehicle while trying to maneuver a left-hand turn along campground road while driving through the camping area. Police say that the woman drove into the tent, and then backed over the tent another time.

Four of the injured people inside the tent were taken to Crossing River Hospital in Prairie Du Chien. Three were taken to Grant Regional Hospital in Lancaster. The extent of the injuries are unknown. Fortunately, as of last reports, all of the victims survived.

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