Police on the lookout for impaired drivers as holiday season draws closer

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- As the holiday season inches closer, police departments say they're ready to stop impaired drivers.

The Southeast Wisconsin Impaired Driving Task Force met Wednesday night, Nov. 25, in River Hills.

They say the night before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest nights for local bars, and even though there might not be as many people going out because of COVID, police will still be on the lookout for drunk drivers.

"We don't know where it's gonna go, are more people going to drink at home, are there going to be more drunk drivers? Because people at home and they're not expensive as bars. Capacities at bars are limited. People are afraid to take Ubers at this point. People are still drinking and driving."

It's not just drunk drivers they're looking for. 

The task force says they see more and more people driving under the influence of drugs, and have trained officers to spot those kinds of drivers as well.

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