SUN PRAIRIE: OWI Task Force in place tonight. 10 law enforcement agencies participating.

From Sun Prairie Police Department:

“On Saturday, May 17th, the Sun Prairie Police Dept. will join several other agencies including: ┬áDeForest PD, City of Madison PD, Town of Madison PD, Verona PD, Cottage Grove PD, Stoughton PD, Maple Bluff PD, McFarland PD, Shorewood Hills PD, and State Patrol in a High Visibility OWI Task Force deployment in the City of Sun Prairie. This will be the second year of participation in this Task Force for the Sun Prairie Police Dept. The deployment will be starting at 8:00pm.

This is part of a multi-jurisdictional agreement funded by a state grant set up by Lt. Dan Furseth of DeForest PD. This was done in an effort to not only address traffic laws focusing around OWI enforcement, but also to raise awareness of drunk driving in our neighboring communities.

The areas focused on will be Main St. from County HWY N to STH 151, North and South Bird St., and STH 19 (Windsor St.). These streets are major thoroughfares in our city and where most of our OWI related incidents occur.”