Friday, January 27, 2023

Public Safety

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Question: My truck was backed into yesterday and the mirror on the driver’s side broke off. It is dangling by the wire now. Will I be legal to drive if I remove it or do I try to tape it back into position until it can be fixed? Answer: If your vehicle has one on the windshield or even another one...
Court newsDodge County The following cases were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Jan. 15 with Judge Jodi L. Williamson presiding: Falconer R. Bellefy, 27, Owatonna, previously appeared and was convicted of felony theft and possession of marijuana. Bellefy was sentenced to $1,155, 15...
Question: Can someone please tell dealers or inform people that their auto lights do not work during daylight hours? Or put it on those digital signs along the interstates? I did not know this when I bought my 05 vibe and someone told me that. So, when we had these storms and fog, there are people...
Court newsDodge County The following misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Jan. 8 — 15: Dodge CountySheriff’s Office Najaun M. Ayen, 28, Owatonna, speeding, $130; Garrett D. Carlson, 30, Hayfield, parking violation, $32; Tanner S. Chavez, 21,...
What background, education is needed for HAZMAT endorsement? Question: I’m thinking about getting a commercial driver’s license with a HAZMAT endorsement. Do I need to have a background or some education in basic chemistry? Answer: No, but there are many responsibilities and requirements in dealing...
Court newsDodge County The following case was heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Dec. 25 with Judge Jodi L. Williamson presiding: Megan R. Cassidy, 30, Rochester, previously appeared and was convicted of felony narcotic sales. She was sentenced to $1,155, no possession of firearms, no...
Question: Can a truck with collector plates on it be used in a snow plow business? Is it legal to use collector plates on a vehicle driven on a daily basis? Answer: Driving a vehicle for general transportation with collector plates on is illegal. It is also illegal to use collector plates for...
Court newsDodge County The following cases were heard in Dodge County District Court the week of Dec. 18 with Judge Jodi L. Williamson presiding: Rashawn R. Eston, 29, Dodge Center, previously appeared and was convicted of felony predatory offender registration violation. He was sentenced to 24...
It’s Christmas Eve and you’re at home celebrating with your family. Your children and grandchildren are all excited about the presents under the tree. You’re also a little curious what’s under there with your name too. You forget about all the challenges you endured throughout the year, grateful...
Question: Are yellow speed signs in curves or busy locations enforceable? I’ve seen 60 mph white speed limit signs then a short distance later a yellow 50 mph sign. The yellow signs don’t say “limit” on them, so I would think going 60 mph in a yellow 50 mph zone isn’t illegal but not a good idea....

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