Wisconsin State Patrol aerial enforcement initiative along US 12 in Sauk County results in 27 traffic stops Sunday including one motorist clocked at 108 mph

July 10, 2017​

To enhance safety for all travelers, the Wisconsin State Patrol conducted a traffic law enforcement initiative Sunday, July 9, along US 12 in Sauk County. During the four-hour initiative involving one State Patrol aircraft and four ground support units, officers made 27 speed-related traffic stops.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old Illinois driver was stopped after being clocked at 108 mph in the 55 mph zone. The driver explained he and his passenger were headed back to Chicago due to an unspecified family emergency and that he began to slow down when he realized he was traveling that fast. The driver received a $515 citation for travelling 53 mph over the posted limit.

“The goal of these law enforcement efforts is not to write citations, but to make our roadways safer for all travelers by encouraging voluntary compliance with traffic laws,” said Wisconsin State Patrol Captain Jason Zeeh, Commander of the State Patrol’s Deforest and Tomah posts.
 
Throughout the summer, the Wisconsin State Patrol will utilize aircraft as part of traffic safety enforcement efforts. The dates, times and locations of many of the aerial enforcement missions are announced in advance on Twitter (@WisconsinDOT, #WisDOT).

For more information, contact:

Wisconsin State Patrol SW Region Deforest Post
(608) 846-8500, Duty Sergeant