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Newsline audio releases – December 26, 2014

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The holiday season means people are gathering to celebrate. Major J.D. Lind with the Wisconsin State Patrol says if the celebration involves alcohol, party hosts, guests and drivers need to be responsible.

Cut 1: Major J.D. Lind, State Patrol (332 KB/21 seconds)

“If you notice someone getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that appears to be impaired, offer to give them a ride, maybe call a cab for them, but certainly, don’t let them drive in an impaired state. The bottom line is, if you see something, do something. You could easily be saving the life of the driver or someone else’s life.”

Cut 2: Major J.D. Lind, State Patrol (264 KB/17 seconds)

“So whether you’re at .08 or not, if you are impaired, whether it’s alcohol — legal or illegal drugs — or any combination of those — anything that renders a person incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle can result in an OWI arrest.

Cut 3: Wrap with Lind (821 KB/52 seconds)

The holiday season often means holiday parties and the possibility that someone will make the potentially deadly decision to drive impaired. Wisconsin State Patrol Major JD Lind says impaired driving is a danger to everyone, and everyone has a responsibility to prevent it.

“If you notice someone getting behind the wheel of a vehicle that appears to be impaired, offer to give them a ride, maybe call a cab for them, but certainly, don’t let them drive in an impaired state.”

Also, Lind says if you see a vehicle operating erratically on the highway and suspect the driver’s impaired, get as much info as you safely can about the vehicle and contact law enforcement. “The bottom line is, if you see something, do something. You could easily be saving the life of the driver or someone else’s life.” This is Rob Miller reporting.

Are your children already going a bit stir-crazy during their holiday break? Karen Broitzman (Brites-man), with WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics, has more on the state’s aviation art contest.

Cut 1: Karen Broitzman, Bureau of Aeronauticsl (698 KB/22 seconds)

“The purpose of the art contest is to get kids interested in the aviation industry. It allows them to express creativity. It gives them the chance to advance to a national and international contest. We also have top prizes in our state contest, and one of the prizes is an airplane ride — which the kids are usually very excited about.”

Cut 2: Karen Broitzman, Bureau of Aeronautics (329 KB/21 seconds)

"This year’s theme is called ‘World Air Games’ and it’s to celebrate the World Air Games that occur in 2015. Some examples of art work would include airplanes and gliders performing aerobatics; it could be colorful hot air balloons and airships; just a variety of different things that just tie into the theme of the World Air Games.”

Cut 3: Wrap with Broitzman (2030 KB/65 seconds)

Are your children already going a bit stir-crazy during their holiday break? Karen Broitzman (Brites-man), with WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics, has more on the state’s aviation art contest.

“The purpose of the art contest is to get kids interested in the aviation industry. It allows them to express creativity. It gives them the chance to advance to a national and international contest. We also have top prizes in our state contest, and one of the prizes is an airplane ride — which the kids are usually very excited about.”

This year’s theme is called ‘World Air Games’ and it’s to celebrate the 2015 event. All artwork must be original and can’t be done on the computer. Wisconsin children ages seven to 17 can submit their creations for judging in the state contest. The deadline is January 23. For contest rules and to download the entry form, go to wisconsindot.gov and search “aviation art contest.” Keeping you connected with WisDOT, this is Brock Bergey reporting.


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