The Menomonee Falls Police Department has been ramping up enforcement over the St. Patrick's Day holiday period.
To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, the Police Department has intensified its traffic safety enforcement since March 4 and will continue to do so through March 20, which includes the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
The increased enforcement is part of a $20,000 grant that Menomonee Falls received from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety.
"During the St. Patrick's Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways. Although we're trying to increase voluntarily compliance with traffic laws - not to write more tickets or make more arrests - we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails," said Police Chief Anna Ruzinski. "We are serious about traffic safety enforcement because far too many needless deaths and serious injuries are due to drunken driving and not wearing safety belts."
She said one of the department's goals is to reduce preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin.
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