screenshot
Screenshot from Facebook

The Adams County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers to move over or slow down when passing law enforcement or emergency responders pulled over on the sides of Wisconsin's roads after a deputy was nearly hit while issuing a traffic warning.

Dashcam video of the incident, which was posted to Facebook by the Sheriff's Office, shows a deputy issuing a written warning to a driver. In the process of talking to the driver, a white pickup truck passes the scene and comes within inches of hitting the deputy.

In the Facebook post, the Sheriff's Office reminded drivers that Wisconsin has a "move over law" that "requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a 'safety zone' for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing."

To create a safety zone, drivers should move out of the lane nearest to the stopped vehicle if it is possible and safe to do so, or if that's not possible, slow down, the Sheriff's Office said.

In the case of this near miss, the Sheriff's Office said the deputy is OK and managed to stop the driver of the white pickup, who was issued several citations.

1
0
0
0
3

Nick Heynen is the online editor for the Wisconsin State Journal and manages the newspaper's social media accounts. A Maryland native transplanted to Wisconsin, he joined the paper in 2007 as data reporter.