“Throughout the year, we’re always out there looking for people who are impaired,” he said.
Last year in Greene County there were 16 fatal crashes that resulted in 22 fatalities. Of those, four died from impaired driving, Schmenk said. This year, impaired driving crashes are down 75 percent, with 2 traffic fatalities that have resulted in two deaths.
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Schmenk said he attributes the fewer crashes to better public education, such as the Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
The goal is not to stop people from having a good time, but to be responsible, he said.
“If you plan on going out to drink, it’s always good to have a designated driver ready,” Schmenk said.
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