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Milwaukee County Sheriff deputies increase patrols in Marquette Interchange

Posted at 10:16 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 23:16:23-05

Milwaukee freeway deputies pulled over more than 300 cars in a 9 day period including the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says it is all part of high visibility saturation patrols following two reported shootings on I-43 in the Marquette Interchange.

In a statement, Sheriff Richard Schmidt said:

“In the last nine days deputies pulled over more than 300 vehicles in the Marquette interchange in saturation patrols, cracking down on reckless and aggressive drivers, and providing a high visibility of marked squad cars. We will continue to aggressively patrol I-43 in the high-incident areas. Road rage, reckless driving, and gun violence will continue to get our focused attention. Criminals don't listen to reason, just jail time. Enough!”

TODAY’S TMJ4 went along with deputies Wednesday night as their saturation patrol focused on the Marquette Interchange. Vehicles were clocked at more than 75 MPH more than once in the 50 MPH zone.

The Sheriff’s Office says the aggressive driving saturation patrols will continue to move throughout the freeway system daily.

The Marquette Interchange is considered “high incident” area and will receive more patrols according to the Sheriff’s Office.