User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Police: Speeding Not A Big Issue In Sioux Falls

February 15, 2013, 5:40 PM by Hailey Higgins

Police: Speeding Not A Big Issue In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Thursday's deadly crash involved some extraordinary circumstances, yet Sioux Falls Police say some drivers do tend to have a lead foot on Minnesota Avenue.

Parked outside the Minnehaha County jail, Officer TJ Olsen keeps an eye out for speeders on Minnesota Avenue.

"It only takes a matter of minutes, really, before we find something," Olsen said.

During his patrols, Olsen says he regularly catches drivers going too fast.

In light of Thursday's crash, where witnesses say the driver was going up to 100 miles per hour, Officer Greg Schmit says that type of behavior is extremely rare.

"Speeding is always an issue," Schmit said. "With the accident yesterday with that high rate of speed, very, very seldom do we ever see anything like that."

Schmit says officers regularly patrol Minnesota Avenue, along with other busy roads, adding that driving too fast may not be as prevalent as people think.

"What we find is, yes, we do find people who are speeding, but then we find a major amount of them who are doing the speed limit or maybe a little above, or maybe a little below," Schmit said.

And while this woman is not getting off without a speeding ticket, Schmit says she's in the minority of drivers on Sioux Falls roads.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

14-Year-Old Dead After Being Run Over By Truck

10/25/2014 2:05 PM

A 14-year-old girl is dead after being run over in a parking lot just after 12:30 in Hartford.

Full Story
Police Empty Grain Bin In Search For Missing Brookings Man

10/28/2014 6:02 PM

Jacob Heisinger hasn't been seen since early Thursday morning. Police sent out a plea asking the public for any information on his disappearance.

Full Story | Watch
Authorities Find Body Of Missing Brookings Man

10/29/2014 8:17 PM

The search for a missing SDSU student has ended.

Full Story
Brookings Police Looking For Missing Man

10/27/2014 8:14 PM

The Brookings Police Department needs your help finding 26-year-old Jacob Heisinger. Heisinger was last seen around 1:40 am in the downtown Brookings ...

Full Story
Paint The Plow Image Removed After Complaint Of Religious Themes

10/23/2014 5:55 PM

After showing off the project at the Empire Mall earlier this month, City officials received a complaint from the Siouxland Freethinkers about putting...

Full Story | Watch


Events