After numerous OWI arrests were made in Sturgeon Bay last month, local law enforcement is asking for help from the public to help crackdown on the problem. Sturgeon Bay Police Captain Dan Brinkman encourages anyone to report a suspected driver who appears under the influence. He says the community has been very proactive in the past.
Captain Brinkman says the Sturgeon Bay Police Department made 10 arrests of drugged or drunk drivers in September compared to the usual four or five. He says of the eight arrests for OWI this last August, five were repeat offenders who had between two and five prior convictions. An uptick of drugs like THC, meth, and cocaine are being found in people locally who are driving under the influence, according to Brinkman.