Sheriff: Driver runs over multiple street signs in Wexford County
WEXFORD COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) — The Wexford County Road Commission and the Sheriff’s Department are on high alert and looking for the person responsible for running over nine street signs.
Five of the signs were stop signs, one of the most significant traffic safety warnings for drivers.
Wexford County Road Commission manager, Alan Cooper says it happened between Saturday night and Sunday morning along 7, 8 and 11 roads in Wexford Township.
“When someone takes down a stop sign deliberately they are endangering lives up in that area, when you’re driving down the road and that stop sign is gone you could easily get T-boned from the other way not expecting to have to stop,” warned Cooper.
According to the road commission manager, replacing all the signs could cost more than $3,500.
“That could have been a disaster someone driving on Sunday and no stop sign there when it should have been,” Cooper said.
The county has replaced the stop signs, but replacing the street names and other signs may take some time.
Who ever is responsible could face criminal charges. They could be charged with malicious destruction of property which could be up to $1,000 in fines.
The Wexford County Sheriff asks that if anyone has information to call the department immediately.