91 citations issued during 5-hour saturation patrol in Racine County

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine County Sheriff's Office teamed up with several law enforcement agencies and the Wisconsin State Patrol to conduct saturation patrols throughout Racine County on Wednesday, April 19. 

Officials say the purpose was to reduce injury and fatal crashes through education and enforcement. 

A total of 25 squads cars were utilized to saturate the targeted areas and officers were focused on speed, reckless driving, distracted driving, and other related moving violations. 

During the five-hour deployment, officers made 115 traffic stops that led to the following: 

  • 91 citations
  • 103 warnings
  • 3 misdemeanor arrests
  • 2 warrants served
  • 1 Probation and Parole check
  • 5 assisted motorists

Sheriff Schmaling said in a statement: 

“I would like to personally thank our law enforcement partners at the City of Burlington Police Department, Town of Waterford Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol for participating in this important proactive initiative aimed at improving safety on our roadways. Far too often, irresponsible drivers recklessly endanger the lives of everyone else in the community. This behavior cannot be tolerated – you will be stopped, and you will be issued citations. Given the success of these saturation patrols, I can assure you that law enforcement will be conducting more of these deployments in the future.”
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