The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has received a $20,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety to increase alcohol enforcement. The funds will be used to pay for deputies’ overtime and to purchase new equipment for improved enforcement. The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be putting extra patrols out on the highways each month to help increase highway safety for the motoring public. Along with monthly enforcements the Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the National Highway Safety campaigns over the next 12 months. According to Sheriff Patricia Ninmann, “Driving while intoxicated or impaired is no accident – it’s a crime that kills. Too many people don’t understand it’s a crime to mix excessive alcohol consumption and drive, risking their lives and the lives of other motorists, passengers and innocent bystanders.” Sheriff Ninmann also said by following the simple statement Don’t drink and drive it will save lives and prevent tragedy from affecting many families.