Law enforcement will increase U.S. 10 patrols again this weekend

May 22, 2014

mcso_patrol_carLUDINGTON — Area law enforcement agencies will again be out in force on the U.S. 10 corridor between Ludington and Scottville this weekend. Increased patrols started last weekend and resulted in 23 stops, 25 warnings, 11 citations, four arrests (two for driving while license suspended, one for possession of marijuana and one a five-count warrant). The joint patrols are being conducted by Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and Ludington Police Department and will take place mostly on the five-lane highway.

Sheriff Kim Cole said officers will be paying extra attention to speed, seat belt use, aggressive driving and intoxicated drivers.

Since he became sheriff in 2013 Cole has made the safety on U.S. 10 a big focus of his department’s mission. The stretch is statistically one of the most dangerous in the state.

AAA Michigan recently predicted that this Memorial Day weekend will be one of the busiest in Michigan in several years.

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