For Immediate Release: For more information, contact:
Annie Early, 414-405-1050
Madison, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Troopers’ Association (WTA) applauds the Governor’s signing of Act 347 and extends its thanks to Senator Wanggaard (R-Racine) and Representative Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) for their hard work on this legislation.
Act 347, closed a loophole in the law that allowed criminals to evade charges when they knowingly resisted, fled or eluded an officer who attempted to apprehend them using an unmarked vehicle. The bill clarified that unmarked police vehicles should be treated the same as marked police vehicles when giving drivers an audible or visual signal to stop their vehicle.
“This change will improve transportation safety for both citizens and the law enforcement officers who protect them.” “The WTA appreciates Senator Wanggaard and Representative Kleefisch’s efforts to help protect Wisconsin’s roadways, “stated Glen Jones, WTA President.
The Wisconsin Troopers’ Association is made up of more than 500 troopers, inspectors, police communication operators and retirees that share a common mission of promoting law enforcement, public safety, and the overall good of the community.