Police Bust Driver For Going Too Slow On The Lodge During Special Patrol

WWJ News
January 30, 2020 - 11:25 am
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DETROIT (WWJ) - Michigan State Police troopers pulled over more than 100 drivers during a special patrol along the Lodge Freeway on "Drive Right Wednesday."

Troopers assigned to the Lodge detail, from 8 Mile Road to West Jefferson Avenue, conducted 114 traffic stops during a four-hour period on Wednesday. Troopers stopped drivers for speeding, careless driving, texting, open intoxicants, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and even driving too slow.

A total of 46 citations and 76 verbal warnings were issued during the enforcement period, which ran from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Police say one of the goals of special enforcement patrols like Drive Right Wednesday is to cut down on the number of traffic deaths this year.