Extra patrols out on MN roads starting July 1

(ABC 6 News) – Extra law enforcement will be out on Minnesota roads throughout July for speed patrol, and as part of this effort the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said it will also participate in border-to-border speed patrol saturation on Highway 14 on Friday, July 1.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office wrote on a social media post, "Speed has been a major contributing factor in significantly increasing roadway fatalities and serious injury crashes in the past couple of years."

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the statewide campaign, and funding will be provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.