Extra overnight patrols begin Saturday, July 22
Sent July 20, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of State Patrol (DSP), Northeast Region Command, announces 24-hour coverage of Interstate 41 in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties will begin Saturday, July 22. The new coverage will ensure dedicated troopers on I-41 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. DSP previously patrolled I-41 overnight during special enforcement initiatives or during high-priority events.
"We are excited about this opportunity to maintain a presence along the I-41 corridor at times that we historically had not previously provided," said Capt. Ryan Chaffee, Northeast Region commander. "24-hour coverage means extra support and resources to local law enforcement agencies and enhanced community and highway safety."
Captain Chaffee noted that increased traffic on I-41 and the mission of DSP made 24-hour coverage of I-41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay a high priority. "The average daily traffic numbers really drove this decision. The goal is not simply to arrest or ticket more drivers. This is about providing a valuable safety resource at all times on a very heavily traveled interstate."
The Wisconsin State Patrol enforces traffic and criminal laws; helps motorists in need; inspects trucks, school buses and ambulances; and helps local law enforcement agencies with traffic safety, natural disasters and civil disturbances.
For more information, contact:
Captain Ryan Chaffee, Wisconsin State Patrol Northeast Region—Fond du Lac Post
(920) 929-3710, firstname.lastname@example.org