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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin to combat drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” national campaign from Dec. 15 through Jan. 1, 2017.

“Although drunken driving is 100 percent preventable, on average someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin every three hours,” UW Oshkosh Police Chief Kurt Leibold said. “And while celebrating the holidays, people may be tempted to drive when they are impaired. During the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign, our UW Oshkosh officers will be out in force to arrest drunken drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent victim.”

In every state, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher.

To help prevent drunken driving, the Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety program has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app that can be downloaded by visiting


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