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13 citations given on Beltline Tuesday during traffic sting

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MADISON (WKOW) --- The Shadow project cited 13 drivers and handed out 5 warnings to drivers on the West Beltline Highway Tuesday morning.

The Shadow is a police officer, dressed in civilian clothes, driving an unmarked MPD car. The officer looks for unsafe driving behaviors. When they are observed, the officer radios uniformed Traffic Enforcement Safety Team members who make the traffic stop.

T.E.S.T. officers issued 13 citations and 5 warnings during their 2.5 hour time period on the Beltline.  According to a Madison Police report, one ticketed driver was going 80 mph and old officers he was putting the pedal down because all the traffic was making him mad.

The Shadow project plans to be on the road multiple times in the next few months, especially on the West Beltline where road construction projects are occurring.

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