By my math - - more than one every 15 minutes.
And Wisconsin is still dragging its feet reforming its notably weak OWI statutes?
Here is how the state Transportation Department crunches the numbers that make Wisconsin the number-one state in the nation for drunken driving:
WisDOT: Connector Express -- Volume 10, Issue 138/17/2009 Nationwide crackdown on drunken driving set for Aug. 21 – Sept. 7
Over 300 law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin will be stepping up patrols to arrest impaired motorists as part of the nationwide “Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest” crackdown from Aug. 21 through Labor Day Sept. 7.
Last year, alcohol-related crashes in Wisconsin killed 234 people and
injured over 4,300.
Research has shown Wisconsin has the highest rate of drunken driving in the nation.
About 37,000 drivers were convicted of drunken driving in Wisconsin in 2008.
The federally-funded initiative will include enhanced law enforcement patrols combined with targeted media messages.