Accidents Prompt Sheriff's Office Reminder to Slow Down and Move Over

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DANE COUNTY–The Dane County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorist to move over for emergency vehicles and give county snow plows adequate room, after two incidents on the night of Feb. 12.

Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, a Dane County deputy was providing coverage for a vehicle that had slid into the ditch on US Highway 151 in the town of Verona, when he was rear ended by another vehicle. The deputy did not appear to be injured but was evaluated at a local hospital as a precaution. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was cited.

Just a few minutes later, a Dane County plow driver reported a hit and run after a blue jeep crashed into the wing of the snow plow on Hwy 151 at CTH F in the Village of Blue Mounds. The driver of the Jeep was traveling southbound on Hwy 151. There were no injuries reported.

Wisconsin’s Move Over Law was put in place to protect our first responders. Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law enforcement, emergency and maintenance vehicles. Please help ensure safety for our emergency responders, especially considering the winter road conditions we are all dealing with at the moment. Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons for many law enforcement officers being killed in motor vehicle crashes every year.  

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