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County Executive's Office

Intoxicated Drivers

November 08, 2021
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies took four intoxicated drivers off the road in less than a two-hour span early Sunday morning.

Between 12:07 and 1:48 am on Sunday, November 7, deputies stopped four drivers for various traffic violations and all were cited for Operating While Intoxicated. For one of the drivers it was a second offense, while the remainder were first offense. The stops occurred throughout the county in the town of Middleton, Village of Windsor, Village of McFarland and on the eastbound Beltline.

The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind motorists to plan ahead for a safe ride home by using alternative forms of transportation or having a designated driver. To date in Dane County, 45 people have lost their lives in traffic crashes. Fourteen of those fatalities involved impaired drivers.