We often write about the increased enforcement campaigns that occur around various holidays throughout the year. Wisconsin law enforcement ramped up anti-drunk-driving enforcement just a couple weeks ago to coincide with the Thanksgiving weekend.
By now, it should be clear to every employed Wisconsin resident that Labor Day Weekend is upon us. For most of us, the holiday means a three-day weekend and a chance to get outside and celebrate summer one last time before we settle into our fall and winter routines.
Later this month, all Wisconsin residents will find themselves to be a bit more Irish than usual as they celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Like many other occasions throughout the year, this holiday is usually celebrated with friends and fair amount of alcohol.
It's almost that time of year again: Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, Wisconsin residents have much less to be excited about than we did last year. Despite another great season, the Packers were eliminated during the playoffs and will not be competing for the championship this weekend.
Waukesha drivers beware: police all across Wisconsin will soon be out in full force. Throughout the year, we post about increased DUI enforcement efforts that usually coincide with major holidays and events, especially the ones celebrated with alcohol.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. That means that no matter what our heritage the rest of the year, everyone is a little bit Irish this week. It also means many celebrations on Thursday night involving lots of alcohol.
The holiday season is a busy time for police departments and highway patrol. Because of a significant increase in drunk driving around Christmas and New Year's Eve, police use extra patrols and DUI checkpoints to catch as many drunk drivers as possible. This week a national advocacy group has publicly urged police departments to stop using DUI checkpoints.