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Incident Report for Case #2011-240349

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

08/25/2011 - 3:40 PM


700 State Street


see below:


Miles E. Kristan, 25-year-old male of Madison, Wisconsin
CHARGES: Failure To Obey Traffic Sign/Signal & Failure To Have Proof Of Insurance.




Madison Police went to the 700 block of State Street on 8/25/2011 with the intention of assisting parade participants at that location. Officers communicated with parade organizers about safety concerns involving vehicular traffic, but officers moved quickly to the heavily travelled intersections along the State Street Corridor to ensure there would be no problems. Based on the issued Madison Parade Permit (#104), specific language reference no vehicles being involved in the parade was duly noted. Officers observed two vehicles to be in violation of the permit language, and contacted the drivers of those vehicles (Miles Kristan & Elias Groth), advising them before the event start that no vehicles would be allowed to operate on the street during the processional. It should be noted that vehicular traffic is only allowed on State Street (absent a permit) for specified reasons or emergency personnel. Kristan was described as being visibly upset, slamming his hands on his vehicle, and making statements reference the admonition by police to being equal with that of the feces of male steer!

The parade began at approximately 5:00 pm, and officers noticed that the two individuals that had been previously warned about vehicle operation on State Street took it upon themselves to drive behind the processional. Officers stopped both vehicles, and appropriately dealt with the violation(s) of both parties. Kristan felt that he had been singled out, and enforcement options were unfairly selective. Madison Police did not have any other issues with other parade participants during this event.

PO Howard Payne

Released 08/26/2011 at 12:30 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.