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Ask a Trooper - 5.25.15


By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I was talking with a friend the other day and the topic of “quotas” came up. He told me that cops have to write a certain amount of tickets each month otherwise they get in trouble. He also said this is why you see so many more out on the streets and highways at the end of the month trying to get their numbers in. Is this true?

Answer: No, traffic citation quotas are prohibited in Minn. State Statute 169.985 says, “A law enforcement agency may not order, mandate, require, or suggest to a peace officer a quota for the issuance of traffic citations, including administrative citations authorized under section 169.999, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.”

Through education and enforcement, the Minnesota State Patrol strives to reduce fatalities and injuries on our roads. Illegal or unsafe speed is a leading contributing factor in Minnesota’s fatal crashes — accounting for at least 80 deaths annually. Two-thirds of those deaths occur on rural, two-lane roads in Minn.; young adults are the most common offenders and greatest at risk.

Speeding is not an innocent crime — it puts every motorist at risk on the road:

Greater potential for loss of vehicle control

Increased stopping distance

Slower response time to avoid crashes

Increased crash severity — the faster the speed, the more violent the crash

Lack of seat belt use also plays a significant role in contributing to driver and passenger deaths. About half of the motorists killed in Minn.are not buckled up.

To keep you and your loved ones safe: Drive the speed limit, buckle up, pay attention, and never drink and drive.

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minn. send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson – Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901-5848. (Or reach him at Troy.Christianson@state.mn.us) Twitter: MSPPIO_SOUTH



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Fillmore County police reports

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Jeffrey A. Lechleitner, 23, Sheldon, Wisc.; 3/13/2015, Driver Approaching Intersection Fails to Yield Right of Way, Fine $50, Total Fees $140. David Shawn Noehl, 37, Plainview, Minn.; 9/29/2013, Criminal Sex Conduct ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports - 5.18.15

Mon, May 18th, 2015
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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department Aaron Mark Anderson, 19, Spring Valley, Minn.; 3/20/2015, Uninsured Vehicle - Owner Violation, Fine $200, Total Fees $290. 3/20/2015, Duty to Drive with Due Care - Speed Greater than Reasonable, Fine $40. ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 5.18.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I would like to know more about Legionville School Patrol Camp. I know it has been going for a long time, and I wonder about its current status, and if the State Patrol is still involved? Answer: There is a lot of information about Le ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 5.11.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: Can you talk about motorcycle safety? Answer: With spring upon us and motorcycles once again sharing the highways, this is a great time to provide motorcycle crash facts and safety tips. In Minnesota, over half of motorcycle crashes a ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports - 5.11.15

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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Chatfield Police Department Nathan John McGill, 32, Chatfield, Minn.; 10/24/2014, Domestic Assault-Misdemeanor-Intentionally Inflicts/Attempts to Inflict Bodily Harm on Another, Fine $1,000 (stay $700 until 4/20/2016), Total Fees $515. Local Confi ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 5.4.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, May 4th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: I read an article about gas powered bicycles/mopeds and I have some questions of my own. What is needed in addition when one has a permit or driver’s license? Answer: These rules apply to required equipment and gear for moped riders: ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports - 5.4.15

Mon, May 4th, 2015
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Chatfield Police Department Nicole Rose Hanna, 32, Rochester, Minn.; 1/1/2015, Obstruct Legal Process - Interfere with Peace Officer, Fine $1,000 (stay $700 until 4/13/2016), Total Fees $390. Local Confinement – 90 days (stay 90 days for one yea ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 4.27.15

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: What is the law with small farm trailers being exempt from registration? I heard something about a 10,000-pound limit when being pulled by a regular motor vehicle (not a farm tractor), but I want to know the facts. A neighbor-friend of min ..... 
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