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Monroe County cracks down on speeding

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SPARTA, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Monroe County is cracking down on speeding thanks to a federal grant.

The county sheriff's department received the $10,000 speed grant, and will use the money to pay for overtime for officers to conduct speed enforcement within the county. And it's not just about catching speeders; it's also geared toward enforcing seat belt laws and other traffic safety measures.

"As we get each deployment done, each officer will turn his information in and we'll send that information out to the general public to let them know what we did do, how many citations were issued, how many warnings, and what for," said Sgt. Jeffrey Leis, Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

The increased enforcement begins Wednesday. It's an effort between the Monroe County Sheriff's Department, the Tomah Police Department and the Sparta Police Department.

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