Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
Larry Woebbeking, Sheriff
Corey Dassow, Chief Deputy

The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer elected for a four-year term. He is empowered to correct any unlawful situation that may occur. The Sheriff is presumed to be on duty twenty-four hours per day and is responsible for the protection of all citizens. It is the duty of the Sheriff to take charge and custody of the jail and the persons held there, and is responsible for Sheriff’s Sales. The Sheriff sees that all areas of the county are properly patrolled, accidents are investigated, and thefts and burglaries are handled promptly and properly. The Sheriff also directs the operation of the E-911 Communications Center which receives and dispatches calls for all emergency services.

Drunk Driver Signs

  • unusually wide turns
  • straddling the center lane or lane marker
  • weaving or swerving
  • sudden stops
  • tailgating
  • abrupt or illegal turns
  • rapid acceleration
  • no headlights at night
  • nearly hitting a car or object
  • drifting
  • slow response to traffic signals
  • driving in the wrong direction

What You Can Do

  • Maintain a safe distance. Don’t try to pass; the drunk driver might swerve into you.
  • If a drunk driver is behind you, turn right at the nearest intersection so the car can pass you.
  • If the drunk driver is coming head-on, move right to the shoulder and stop. Use your horn and lights to get his or her attention.
  • When approaching an intersection, especially after midnight, slow down and expect the unexpected.
  • Use your seatbelts and shoulder restraints, and keep your doors locked.
  • Get the drunk driver’s license number, get to a phone, and report it to the police.