Drinking and Driving: A Growing Problem

By: Kristen Guilfoos
By: Kristen Guilfoos

Lately, here in North Central Wisconsin, we've seen first hand what can happen when people choose to drink and drive.

The stories are always tough to report, and even tougher to hear.

In hopes that we will have fewer, better yet none, of them to report in the future, the community is coming together.

On Tuesday, June 5th from 11:30-1:00 the Marathon County AOD Partnership Council will be holding a mini-forum on OWIs in Marathon County.

Representatives from law enforcement, OWI court, ATTIC, District Attorney's office, OWI assessments, ERs, coroner, and local insurance companies will be there to share their perspectives and experiences.

We anticipate there will be about 1 hour for the panel discussion, preceded by a brief overview of best practice policies by Aaron Ruff, our new Health Educator.

Each entity will have between 5-8 minutes to go over how their area of expertise is working on OWI considering prevention, intervention and enforcement.

They will also be asked to share from their perspective how we as a community can work together to put an end to drunk driving. It is an open meeting to the public.


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