Wednesday, June 26, 2019

MPD, sheriff, State Patrol have a message for bad drivers: We're watching for you

From JSOnline:

Vehicles race through the red light at West Capitol Drive and North 60th Street on June 20, two days after Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her was killed at this intersection on his way home by a driver accused of blowing through the traffic signal. (Photo: Jim Stingl / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Police have a message for reckless drivers speeding through red lights, passing illegally in bike lanes and cruising Milwaukee's streets with no license plates:

You will be stopped and forced to deal with the consequences.

The Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol are teaming up for a second summer to combat reckless driving in the city.

Their saturation patrols are expected to last through the end of the summer.

“Our community knows that it's necessary and it's needed because the recklessness that is in our streets is unacceptable,” said Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas. Bad driving is the No. 1 topic Lucas hears about.

For the past four weeks, the three law enforcement agencies have been flooding notorious bad driving hot spots on the city’s north and south sides.

Such concentrated efforts can deter impaired driving and promote safer behavior, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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