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No second chances on drunken driving
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To save lives and prevent injuries, law enforcement officers from Green County, throughout Wisconsin and throughout the nation, will be patrolling in greater numbers and for longer hours from Aug. 2 to Sept. 7 to arrest impaired drivers and get them off the road.Saturation patrols and other types of high-visibility enforcement have proved to be an effective deterrent to impaired driving, especially when combined with an effective media campaign like Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest.Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation. More than 26 percent of Wisconsin adults who were surveyed admitted that they had driven under the influence of alcohol in the previous year, according to a nationwide study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released in 2008.Last year, alcohol-related crashes killed 234 people in Wisconsin and injured 4,319.Deaths from motorcycle crashes are increasing this year. Approximately 47 percent of all fatal motorcycle crashes in Wisconsin are alcohol-related.Our message is simple - if you're over the limit, you will get arrested.