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Police warn against drunk riding on ATV/UTVsSubmitted: 02/13/2020
Maya Reese
Maya Reese
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mreese@wjfw.com

Police warn against drunk riding on ATV/UTVs
ONEIDA COUNTY - Last year, Wisconsin had 22 reported deaths involving recreational off-highway vehicles, often referred to as ATVs or UTVs. The Oneida County Sheriff's office says 18 of them likely involved alcohol.

Nearly 98% of the Oneida County roads are currently open for ATV/UTV use. Oneida County Deputy Sheriff Brian Keller says that's one of the main reasons they've noticed an increase in drunk riding.

"Obviously, it's not safe. They're not safe machines to be operating intoxicated. Nothing is safe to be operating intoxicated," said Keller. "There's a very high risk that you will be injured if you're using these intoxicated."

Keller says the regulation process is almost identical to a regular OWI, meaning anything over .08 BAC is against the law. A drunk-rider would be placed under arrest and taken to jail. If you see reckless behavior while operating these vehicles, you are encouraged to call the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.


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