Sheriff's Captain Not Surprised by Level of State Drinking
Week-ends are for letting down your hair a little. Having a good time. Knocking back a few. Driving drunk. Or, at least that appears to be the case in Wisconsin. A national report recently found the state to have the highest percentage of people who reported driving drunk. No shocker for La Crosse county sheriff's captain Mike Horstman. He says the study shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone in the state. And, he says, until the public decides they need to make better decisions drinking and celebrating, there's going to be little improvement in the drunk driving rate. Horstman says it's no longer unusual to arrest someone with a sixth, seventh or eighth OWI on their record. And typically, he says, blood alcohol level is way above the legal limit.