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Local agencies net their share of ‘leadfoots’ during July enforcement

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West Central Tribune
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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. PAUL — Law enforcement agencies from across the state cited 17,415 motorists for driving at illegal and unsafe speeds during a statewide speed enforcement campaign from July 6 to 21, according to reports from 328 law enforcement agencies. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety coordinated the campaign.

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Reporting agencies cited at least 12 motorists for traveling more than 100 mph during the two-week campaign. Area law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign and here are the number of citations their officers issued and the highest speed recorded:

Atwater Police: 4 citations, 56 mph in 30-mph zone

Benson Police: 10 citations, 66 mph

Chippewa County Sheriff: 5 citations, 88 mph

Dawson Police: 11 citations, 74 mph

Kandiyohi County Sheriff: 54 citations, 84 mph in 55-mph zone

Lac qui Parle County Sheriff: 41 citations, 79 mph

Meeker County Sheriff: 5 citations, 98 mph

Montevideo Police: 4 citations, 38 in 30-mph zone

Olivia Police: 2 citations, 71 mph

Paynesville Police: 16 citations, 74 mph

Pope County Sheriff: 9 citations, 77 mph

Renville County Sheriff: 14 citations, 78 mph

Renville Police: 5 citations, 50 mph in 30-mph zone

Sacred Heart Police: 3 citations, 58 in 30-mph zone

Swift County Sheriff: 5 citations, 74 mph

Willmar Police: 43 citations, 87 mph

Yellow Medicine County Sheriff: 12 citations, 76 mph

— Staff reports

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