A Madison man has been cited for his 28th offense of operating after revocation during a traffic stop on East Washington Avenue.
Edward L. Femrite, 60, was pulled over by a Dane County sheriff’s deputy around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The deputy identified the driver and checked Department of Transportation records, discovering that Femrite’s license had been revoked in 1997 for operating while intoxicated — and that he had had 27 operating-after-revocation convictions over the past five years, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Femrite was cited again for operating after revocation, driving without insurance and two seat belt violations.
The fine for a fourth or subsequent operating after revocation offense is $389.50. The citation also carries a mandatory court appearance.
Dane County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said law enforcement cannot impound a citizen’s car for multiple operating-after-revocation offenses — even 28 of them.
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