Dash Cam Captures State Trooper's Close Call

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The State Patrol is reminding Wisconsin drivers of the state's “Move Over Law” after one of their officer's vehicles was struck by a semi during a traffic stop.

State Patrol released video of incident this week to remind drivers to move over or slow down in order to create a safety zone for a law enforcement vehicle, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.

The incident happened July 19 as Trooper Jim Reese stopped a driver for speeding on I-43 in Sheboygan County. As he was walking back to his car, a semi hit the side of the cruiser. Trooper Reese saw the semi coming toward his car and was able to jump out of the way.

The semi driver was issued citations for inattentive driving and failure to move over.

To watch the dash video clip on YouTube, click here.


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