Dane County Sheriff’s Department Public Information and Education Officer Elise Schaffer said drivers being ticketed multiple times for Operating After Revocation (OAR) is not uncommon. But the case of an Evansville woman would seem to be out of the ordinary.
According to the sheriff’s department, 27-year-old Nicole R. Valerius collected her 30th OAR citation when she was stopped by a deputy on Tuesday afternoon.
Valerius passed the deputy going southbound on Highway 51 near Buckeye Road in the town of Blooming Grove. She was not wearing her seatbelt and the vehicle registration was expired. A computer check of Department of Transportation records showed her license had expired in 2010, and was revoked for OAR with 29 prior convictions in the past five years.
Valerius was once again cited for Operating After Revocation, no seatbelt and no insurance. The fine for Operating After Revocation is $200.50 and three points, with no mandatory court appearance.
A Februrary 2014 review by Gannett Wisconsin Media found that there are a lot of Wisconsin drivers on the road without a valid license. More than 74,000 drivers were convicted of operating a vehicle with a suspended license in 2013, and another 14,000 were driving on a revoked license, according to numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.