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The Tomah Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1.
Efforts to combat drunken driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results. In the past 10 years, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 348 in 2003 to 185 in 2013, which is a 47 percent reduction. Injuries from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 6,445 in 2003 to 2,660 in 2013, which is a 59 percent reduction, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Although we’re making progress in preventing drunken driving, too many people are still being killed or injured because of the irresponsible decision to drive while impaired. Drunken driving is entirely preventable. You can designate a sober driver or find an alternative way home. The serious consequences of a drunken driving arrest include major embarrassment, expensive penalties, installation of an ignition interlock device, and possibly jail time. Driving drunk will be a decision you’ll regret the rest of your life, if you are lucky enough to live.
To help prevent drunken driving, the Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety initiative has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app, which includes updated features to help you get home safely. The Drive Sober app can be downloaded by visiting zeroinwisconsin.gov.
National Night Out 2014 was a success! Check out the photos on our Facebook Page here - Tomah PD
11-10-12: Just a reminder of the new speed limit change on North Superior Avenue. The speed limit is 30MPH from Larkin Street to the Railroad tracks. Speed citations may result if you are stopped by Police. CLICK HERE FOR THE TOMAH JOURNAL ARTICLE
TOMAH DRUG TIP LINE: (608)
The Tomah Police Department has created a "Drug Tip Line" as a means for citizens to provide information anonymously regarding the possession or sale of illegal drugs in or around the City of Tomah. Anyone with information is to call the number provided an leave a detailed voicemail. The voicemail will be maintained by the Tomah Police Department Investigator, who will be conducting an appropriate investigation into the matter.