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Incident TypeTraffic Incident
Incident Date05/06/2013 - 9:36 AM
AddressW. Beltline Highway
ArrestedJordan S. Connor, age 21, Stoughton
Mr. Connor was cited for Reckless Driving-Endangering Safety, Speeding, and Operating without a valid Driver’s License.
DetailsA member of the MPD's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team said a speeding car came within 150 feet of hitting him Monday morning as the unit conducted speed enforcement on the busy West Beltline Highway.
The T.E.S.T. officer was seated in a lawn chair in a wide median area, to the left of westbound traffic lanes, near the bridge at Whitney Way, when he spotted a car weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed. The officer estimated the driver was going 90 to 100 mph and locked him in on laser at 88 mph. The officer was about to call in the driver, so another member of the team could make a traffic stop, but before he could make the transmission, he realized the car was now heading straight at him. He could now see the driver was attempting to pass slower moving vehicles.
" I noted (he) pulled onto the shoulder at over 88 miles an hour, going over rumble strips, and was heading directly towards me," wrote the officer.
"There was an immense amount of debris and dust that flew. At first, I thought that this vehicle might have crashed into the center cement barrier." It had not, and before it hit the officer the driver decelerated and reentered a legal traffic lane. He told police he was late for work. The Stoughton man was cited for several offenses, including endangering safety by reckless driving.
T.E.S.T. will be on the beltline at various times throughout the summer.
Yesterday, the team issued over 40 citations while working two locations: the West Beltline Highway near Whitney Way, and the 1800 block of Fish Hatchery Rd.
Released 05/07/2013 at 9:34 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain
The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.