Call a taxi, designate a driver, walk or take a bus. Those are safe methods of transportation from bars, restaurants and parties after celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday.
"We want people not to drink and drive," Wauwatosa police Lt. Tim Sharpee said. "There's got to a better way to get home."
For those people who are considering imbibing on St. Patrick's Day and getting behind the wheel, the Southeast Wisconsin Drunk Driving Task Force will have 119 squad cars stationed around the Milwaukee metropolitan area looking for impaired drivers.
Wauwatosa participates in that task force and will target areas around popular St. Pat's hangouts and high-traffic thoroughfares in the city. Using funds from grants to crack down on speeding, aggressive driving and drunken driving, more than a dozen officers will patrol the streets from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday.
Wauwatosa police also encourage people who see a drunken driver on the road to call the station for assistance.
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