Deputies to focus on Newville's Break in the Weather Party

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Gazette staff
Thursday, April 24, 2014

NEWVILLE—Rock County sheriff's deputies will be focusing on the Newville area on Saturday, when the local taverns host their annual Break in the Weather Party.

The sheriff's office plans extra patrols to enforce traffic laws and local ordinances to deter drunken driving, according to a news release.

Similar efforts have been made in past years.

Deputies will also check taverns to ensure minors are not being served alcohol.

Intoxicated driving and underage alcohol consumption are the main targets for deputies, but they also will be on the lookout for aggressive driving, following too closely, speeding and failure to wear seat belts, according to the release.

“Sheriff (Bob) Spoden firmly believes selling alcohol is a legitimate business activity, but such action is a privilege to which very serious and specific responsibilities apply,” the release reads. “This same responsibility also pertains to persons choosing to consume alcohol. Therefore, Sheriff Spoden is asking everyone involved in this annual event to have fun but remain responsible.”

The weather forecast for Saturday is mostly sunny with a high of 56 and low of 38, with a chance of showers at night.

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