Rate Of Drugged Driving Deaths Climbs In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has one of the highest rates of drunken driving in the country, and transportation officials say impaired driving is getting better in some ways, but worse in others. Alcohol-related crashes have gone down over the last 10 years, but the opioid epidemic and legalization of marijuana in other states has law enforcement concerned about drugged driving.

Drug-related deaths on Wisconsin roads have more than doubled, but still haven’t reached the same level as alcohol-related deaths during the same period.