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Rock County Sheriff's Office receives grant to crack down on drunken driving

Janesville (WKOW) -- from Rock Co. Sheriff's Office:  The Rock County Sheriff's Office will receive a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety to crackdown on drunken driving.

  The funds will be used to pay for officers' overtime and to purchase new equipment for improved enforcement.

  Driving while impaired is not a victimless crime.

  In 2007, alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin killed 337 people and injured 5,552.

  A person is killed or injured in alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin approximately every 90 minutes, according to the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.

  "Drunken drivers are deadly threats not just to themselves but to everyone else on our roads," said Sheriff Robert Spoden.  "That's why we don't give warnings or accept excuses when we stop drunken drivers. If you're over the limit, you'll be arrested. The decision to drive while impaired will likely be one you'll regret the rest of your life."

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