KEWASKUM, Wis. — It’s not usually news when a police officer writes a ticket — unless it’s the chief and he gives the ticket to himself. Â
Village of Kewaskum Police Chief Richard Knoebel said he was driving to work when he became distracted by a truck stopping on one side of the street. Â
He said he didn’t see a school bus with its lights flashing and a stop sign out on the other side of the four-lane road.
The chief said he didn’t know he had passed the stopped bus until it was too late.
When he realized what he had done, he issued himself a $235 ticket.
“When we get someone for not stopping for a flashing school bus we give them a citation. So I shouldn’t be any different so I did,” Knoebel said.
Not only did the chief have to pay a hefty fine, he gave himself a four-point penalty on his license.