Police step up patrols for safety
Speed, seat belt enforcement are goals

By BRIAN HUBER - GM Today Staff

May 23, 2007

WAUKESHA - In addition to the construction season, state motorists have another thing to consider this summer: Police will be out in force to monitor their driving habits.

On Thursday, 11 police agencies that patrol interstate corridors in Wisconsin, including Waukesha County, will be out watching for aggressive drivers as part of a program where federal dollars cover overtime costs.

Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Paul Renkas said the program runs through Labor Day, but Thursday is one day that all participating agencies were asked to give it special emphasis, with other dates being July 3 and Aug. 31.

Renkas said the department will be watching for drunken drivers on Interstate 43 and aggressive driving on I-94, and officers will be watching for the summer months.

Brian Huber can be reached at bhuber@conleynet.com