Police cracking down on drunken driving in Wisconsin

Published On: Dec 05 2012 07:06:18 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 07:06:00 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Police across Wisconsin will be putting extra emphasis on tracking down drunken drivers this holiday season under the "Booze and Belts" campaign.

The initiative runs from Friday through Dec. 16. It focuses both on impaired drivers and those not wearing seat belts.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says last December, 51 people died and there were 11,000 traffic crashes across the state. More than 3,500 people were injured.