Grants to target speeding, drunken driving
Press-Gazette • October 24, 2009
The Brown County Sheriff's Office will receive grants of $30,000 to crack down on drunken driving and $15,000 to target speeding in 2010.
The grants may be used to pay for officers' overtime and to purchase new equipment, Brown County Sheriff Dennis Kocken said.
In 2007, alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin killed 337 people and injured 5,552. Crashes caused by high speeds that year killed 251 people and injured nearly 11,000, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety.
"We are striving to get drivers to comply voluntarily with the posted speed limits and other traffic laws in order to prevent crashes," said Brown County Sheriff's Capt. Randy Schultz. The goal is not to write more speeding tickets. But these targeted patrols have the greatest impact in generating voluntary compliance in our problem areas, he said.
The grants were from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety.