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WI State Patrol Air Support Unit scheduled to have extra eyes from the sky on traffic | By WisDOT

Washington County, WI – Wisconsin State Patrol pilots are scheduled to keep an eye out for traffic violations from the air leading up to Memorial Day weekend and the start of the busy summer travel season.

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Weather permitting, the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit is set to patrol in the following areas: 

Friday, May 20

  • I-39/90/94 – Columbia County

Sunday, May 22

  • I-39/90/94 – Columbia County

Monday, May 23

  • I-41 – Washington County

Wednesday, May 25

  • WIS 172 – Brown County

Thursday, May 26

  • I-43 – Sheboygan County

The State Patrol’s primary mission is public safety, which includes enforcing traffic laws to help make sure drivers reach their destinations safely.

Aerial enforcement is one way to enhance public safety efforts. From the air, it’s much easier to spot drivers who are speeding or driving aggressively. When a pilot observes a violation, they communicate with ground-based units to initiate a traffic stop.

Many aerial enforcement missions are announced publicly to reinforce State Patrol’s goal to improve safety through voluntary compliance with traffic laws, not simply to stop or cite drivers.

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