State Trooper’s Squad Car Side Swiped

No one was injured when a semi side swiped a squad car on I-43 south of Sheboygan Friday morning.

According to Lt. Mark Rupnik, the incident occurred around 10:35 near Weeden Creek Road.  State Trooper Jim Reese was on a traffic stop when a passing tractor trailer struck his vehicle.  Reese was not in the vehicle at the time of the hit.

The semi driver, 39 year old David Christian of Hoffman Estates Illinois, did receive two citations for inattentive driving and failure to change lane for an emergency vehicle.  A lane of traffic around the incident scene was closed for nearly two hours as the area was cleaned up.