OWI TASK FORCE RESULTS
As part of state and national efforts to help keep roadways safe for all travelers, police officers with the City of Middleton, Village of Waunakee and Village of Shorewood Hills made 427 traffic stops during our OWI Traffic Grant between December 2021 and April 2022.
Our departments have focused an additional 180 hours on OWI enforcement during this timeframe and officers made 9 OWI arrests in the last five months during the deployments.
While the focus of the initiative was to deter impaired driving, officers also issued citations and made arrests during traffic stops for the following:
- 88 speeding violations
- 43 operating after revocation or suspension violations
- 0 open intoxicant violations
- 26 vehicle registration violations
- 1 vehicle equipment violations
- 33 other moving violations
- 2 safety belt violations
- 3 drug arrests
- 0 felony arrests
- 0 misdemeanor arrests
- 1 warrant arrest
Officers issued a total of 204 citations and 298 written warnings during the enforcements.
"Our officers work throughout the year to help make our roadways and communities as safe as possible for everyone, but this grant allows us to focus our attention on Operating While Impaired violations.” Sgt. Quamme said.
Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable.
- If you plan to drink, identify a sober designated driver or find a safe alternative way home. Never allow someone to get behind the wheel impaired.
- Protect yourself and your passengers every time you travel. Ensure everyone is buckled up. Watch your speed and eliminate distractions.
- Download the free “Drive Sober” mobile app from the WisDOT website at https://zeroinwisconsin.gov. The app includes a “find a ride” feature to help locate mass transit and taxi services.
- If you encounter a driver you suspect is impaired, call 911. Provide as much detail as possible on the driver, vehicle and location.