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WisDOT makes new app to fight drunk driving

Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 19:23:39-04

GREEN BAY — There's a new app available from the Department of Transportation to help keep drunk drivers off the roads.

You can get the free app from the app store or the department of transportation website. It includes a ride feature to help locate taxi services or mass transit operations.

"The GPS system in the app identifies bus, taxis and other possible ways that you could get home from the location that you're at, so it's really simple to find a ride home,” said WisDOT Communication Manager Mark Kantola.

Authorities say every two-and-a-half hours, someone in Wisconsin is injured or killed in an alcohol related crash. Last year there were nearly 25,000 OWI convictions in Wisconsin.