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Kronenwetter police crack down on drunk driving

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KRONENWETTER (WAOW) - Police Officials said that last year more than 200 people were killed in alcohol related crashes in Wisconsin.

That statistic is why Kronenwetter Police are joining in with police departments throughout Wisconsin to crack down on drunk driving.

Officers said they will be out in full force August 19 to September 5, enforcing the national campaign, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

They said more than 3,500 were injured in almost 5,800 drunk driving accidents last year.

 Lieutenant Terry McHugh warns people not to take driving under the influence lightly.

"There's a culture here that I would argue promotes drinking to some degree, and so when you have that type of a culture and you have people driving it can be that much more dangerous."

He said detecting impaired drivers remains a top priority, especially during the summer months when he said they see more people tend to get behind the wheel after drinking.

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9

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