The message Officer David Winsock wants the public to hear is ‘
Don’t Drink and Drive.’ It’s that simple.
And that adage was brought home recently with vivid reality to local police
personnel when a drunk driver sideswiped two cruisers, injured an officer
and kept on going!
This incident serves as a chilling illustration of the seriousness of this issue. Ptlm. Dave Winsock reports that
incident occurred on Friday, August 30th – the night of the most recent
DUI roving patrol.
He explains that Wright and Rice Township Police have worked together over the last five years to operate
DUI enforcement efforts, “
This partnership allows us to cover more territory by working together.
“There are two varieties. One is a checkpoint which is stationary, where we
take one section of a roadway with plenty of room and stop the vehicles that come through. It’s an educational
thing to make people aware that we are conducting a checkpoint
and make sure that people are
driving safely and not creating a hazard to other drivers. “The main focus is to educate people
on how to be safe on the roadways, and the risk of drinking and
driving. And we educate people as to how to identify a drunk driver. We
hand out pamphlets and tell them if they see a vehicle that is all over the
roadway to contact police.” He said checkpoints can easily
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