Running Red Lights in Wright County 01 Apr 13

Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports concerns from the public regarding vehicles traveling through intersections against red lights.

Sheriff Hagerty says, “With the increased number of traffic control signals on our expanding roadways throughout Wright County, deputies have increasingly responded to property and personal injury crashes relating to motorists disobeying those signals.”

In a public safety effort, during the month of April, Wright County Deputies will be proactively monitoring semaphore controlled intersections.

The offense is a petty misdemeanor and will result in a fine exceeding $100.00.

Hagerty says, “Our concern is public safety and drivers who disregard traffic control devices put themselves and others at risk and we appreciate the public’s assistance in our on-going traffic safety efforts.”