The 4th of July weekend is one of the most dangerous when it comes to vehicle accidents and drunk driving arrests. That is why police departments from across Marathon County are teaming up to step up patrols.
Thursday evening the Village of Kronenwetter conducted a High Visibility Enforcement Patrol. It is an opportunity for officers from several municipalities to join forces and carefully patrol a small area looking for driver violations. Nearly a dozen officers were on patrol in Kronenwetter alone.
"Really you are looking for everything, seat belts, registration, you name it, we are out here looking for it." says Lt.Terry McHugh of the Kronenwetter Police Department.
The increased patrols are made possible through a grant from the Bureau of Transportation Safety, which pays for the officers overtime. Multiple traffic stops were made during the HVEP patrol Thursday, most of which were for speeding.
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