As a part of their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative, Brookfield cops are keeping an even closer eye on your driving over the Labor Day weekend.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, August 17, 2012
Despite the fact that every driver should know it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle or motorcycle while impaired, thousands of people get behind the wheel each year with a blood alcohol concentrations of .08 or higher—the legal limit in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In fact, more than 10,000 people died in crashes in 2010 that involved a driver or motorcycle rider who had a BAC of .08 or higher. That’s one person every 51 minutes who died needlessly in a crash that likely could have been prevented if alcohol hadn't been involved. The Town of Brookfield Police Department is joining nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies and other highway safety partners nationwide to support the intensive crackdown over the…
More than 660,000 people expected to travel in Wisconsin over the Labor Day weekend, slightly fewer than last year. But convergence of sporting events and holiday could make Thursday as hairy as any on the roads.
Wisconsin’s Labor Day weekend has an extra day this year, at least from the standpoint of action on the roads. But weather is expected to be great, road construction is limited and gas prices are not expected to spike, so there are plenty of positive factors if you plan to be out and about. Thursday features the Brewers at Miller Park against the rival St. Louis Cardinals at 3 p.m., a Green Bay Packers preseason game at Lambeau Field at 7 p.m. and the Wisconsin Badgers’ first football game of the year vs. UNLV, in Madison and also at 7 p.m. Combine that action with families pulling out of town that evening for their Labor Day getaway — or hurtling up from Illinois for a weekend “Up North” — and the state’s major thoroughfares could be …