More Police Expected on the Roads New Year's Eve
Wisconsin State Patrol plans to put more officers on the roads New Year's Eve to help curb drunk driving.
"We have the statewide OWI Joint Task Force. A lot of area departments are going to participate, Wisconsin State Patrol, all of the local area sheriff's departments, village municipal departments. It's just a way to put more officers out on the streets, be more aware and vigilant of drunk drivers who might be out on the road, said Trooper Nicholas Lorenzen. "We want people to have a good time, [but] we just want people to be safe is the bottom line."
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 30% of all drunk driving cases in December of 2014, involved people between the ages of 21 and 24 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.