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