Cracking down on impaired drivers is the focus of
La Crosse County's newest task force.
Local law enforcement are teaming up to add extra
patrols looking for people driving under the influence
on some of the area's major corridors.
The manpower is being funded by several grants.
What makes this task force unique is the La Crosse
County Health Department is also a part of the group.
It plans to up its education efforts.
It really is a public health issue when we have people
who are harming themselves or others because of imparied
driving, or reckless driving, or speed-related accidents
or not wearing their seat belts.
This is an effort where everybody benefits by the
targetted goal of reduction.
Extra law enforcement patrols start later this week.
and will run through September.