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State Patrol conducting aerial enforcement in Fond du Lac and Washington counties

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Posted at 5:31 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 18:31:50-04

The Wisconsin State Patrol is sending aircrafts into the sky and officers to the roads to enforce speed limits and traffic laws in Fond du Lac and Washington counties this weekend.

Patrols will be along WIS 23 in Fond du Lac County on Friday, and US 45 in Washington County on Saturday.

Aircrafts will not be out if weather conditions don't permit flying, but ground-based units will proceed.

“The primary goal of these enforcement efforts is public safety,” Lt. Chris Jushka, who oversees the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit, said. “Speeders and other aggressive drivers risk more than a citation – they endanger the safety of everyone along our roadways.”

There were over 20,000 speed-related crashes in Wisconsin in 2018 resulting in 7,957 injuries and 173 fatalities. That's more than the number of people injured and killed in alcohol-related crashes.