OWI Task Force to crack down on drunk drivers
"All these officers are here to make sure the roads are safe for everyone. We want to get that word out to all our communities," said Sgt. Daniel Rossmann, Whitefish Bay Police.
CBS 58 rode along with one of the agencies on the patrols. West Milwaukee Police looked for a number of indicators of drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
"The first thing to go is judgement, and then the driver has issues dividing their attention." said Corporal Sean Patyk, West Milwaukee Police Department. "There's a lot of different things going on where someone who cannot divide their attention cannot safely drive a car... how their vision is affected, their peripheral vision, their estimation of time and distance. These are all things that become impaired."
The task force will be out with extra patrols through St. Patrick's Day.