ADAMS COUNTY, Wis. (KMSP) - A close call during a traffic stop is prompting a Wisconsin sheriff's office to remind drivers to move over for stopped emergency vehicles.
The Adams County Sheriff's Office shared dash cam video of one of their deputies during a traffic stop earlier this week. The deputy was standing outside the driver's side of a stopped SUV. While giving the stopped driver a written warning, a truck drove by the deputy - just inches from hitting him. The deputy then quickly jumped into his vehicle to follow the truck driver, who was later cited for several violations.
Wisconsin, like Minnesota, has a "Move Over Law" which requires drivers to switch lanes or slow down when passing stopped emergency vehicles or highway maintenance.
In Wisconsin a ticket for failing to move over will lead to three demerit points on your license and a $249 fine. In Minnesota, fines can be more than $100.