By Terry Kovarik
Door County Sheriff’s deputies will join all law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired drivers. Starting Friday through Labor Day road patrols statewide will step up enforcement efforts through the “Stay Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. In addition to stopping those who may drink and drive, patrol officers will be looking for those who may abuse illicit or prescription drugs while driving. Door County Sheriff’s Lt. Bob Lauder says patrol officers are now more skilled in determining who’s buzzed behind the wheel.
Wisconsin has 276 highly-trained Drug Recognition Experts. Two of them work in Door County. Lt Lauder also says if you’re arrested and convicted of driving under the influence, you can be fined up to $10,000.