By Terry Kovarik
Any driver who has ever been pulled over by state troopers, police officers or sheriff’s deputies usually has one question on their minds: Am I going to get ticketed? The short answer: it depends. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says, contrary to popular belief, ticketing decisions are not made based on quotas or a community’s need for revenue. Joski says all decisions are intended to educate drivers. The final decision by the officer is based on the driver’s action.
Joski says patrol officers do take into account other factors before writing citations. A single mother or father working multiple jobs, who’s driving to one of them, is a better candidate for a warning than fast driving joy riders.