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State Police Issue More Than 200 Tickets, Many For Speeding, In Lodge Freeway Crackdown

Another operation is planned early next week

July 26, 2019 - 4:00 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Michigan State Police wrote more than 200 tickets and issued more than 100 verbal warnings Thursday, during a crackdown on the Lodge Freeway.

Troopers made 165 stops resulting in the citations; with the majority of the tickets issued for speeding, police said. 

One driver was traveling 97 mph on the 55 mph speed limit freeway, police said. Two fugitives were also arrested. 

Here is the complete rundown of tickets written during the operation, via MSP: 

  • Speed: 78
  • Seatbelts: 37
  • Driving on a suspended licenses: 36
  • No proof of insurances: 25
  • Registration violations: 20
  • Equipment violations: 10
  • Miscellaneous citations: 10
  • Texting and drivings: 7
  • Failing to yield to emergency vehicles: 5

MSP said troopers will ne back at it again on Monday and Tuesday on The Lodge (M-10) as well as I-96, in both Wayne and Oakland counties. 

"Also Zipper Merge," police added in a tweet, referring to an edict issued Thursday regarding driver behavior in construction zones. While some see it as controversial, State Police and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning agree that, rather than getting over right away, it's best for drivers to continue to to use all open lanes, and merge at the endpoint. 

MORE: State Police Say Drivers Who Zip Up Lane To Merge Last Minute Are Doing It Right