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Police out in full force getting drunk drivers off the road St. Patrick's Day weekend

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WAUWATOSA (CBS 58) -- Law enforcement across our area are teaming up to get drunk drivers off the road St. Patrick's Day weekend. 

About 40 law enforcement agencies across the area are a part of the OWI task force this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Officers with the task force are specifically out on patrol looking for drivers under the influence. 

"We will be out and enforcing impaired driving laws," Wauwatosa Police Lt. Luke Vetter said. "We will be stopping, testing, and arresting any impaired drivers out there." 

Police will be looking out for the warning signs.

"A lot of weaving within their own lane," Wauwatosa Police Patrol Specialist Ralph Salyers said. 

The OWI Task force took nine impaired drivers off the roads St. Patrick's Day weekend 2018, and are stepping up their efforts this year. 

"We obviously hope to improve in those enforcement efforts this year," Lt. Vetter said. 

They're warning people who are impaired to find another way home. 

"It's not worth it. With all the other options out there, with Uber and Lyft. There are many other ways to get home," Salyers said. "Driving your car home drunk is not one of them."



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