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Zero-death initiative falls short of goal

The 5,600 mile initiative referred to as the I-90/94 Challenge fell short of its zero death goal after one person died Monday afternoon in Montana. Since 2011, more than 524 crashes have been recorded on Interstates 90 and 94 that span from Massa...

The 5,600 mile initiative referred to as the I-90/94 Challenge fell short of its zero death goal after one person died Monday afternoon in Montana.

Since 2011, more than 524 crashes have been recorded on Interstates 90 and 94 that span from Massachusetts to Washington during the August 1 to 4 time frame.
Because of these statistics, law enforcement agencies in 15 states were out in full force over the weekend looking for speeders, drunk or distracted drivers and people not wearing seat belts, as a part of the I-90/94 Challenge, a national effort headed up by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
The 5,600-mile stretch of freeway was covered by state patrol officers and local law enforcement agencies over the four days, including in Douglas County.
Sergeant Greg Windhurst headed up the I-90/94 Challenge in this area, reporting that it was relatively quiet during the challenge with few stops needing to be made.
However, there was one meth-related traffic stop on I-94 in Douglas County during the first day of the challenge. See page A-1 for details.

 

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