Rosemount drops citation for driver who avoided potholes - KMSP-TV

Rosemount drops citation for driver who avoided potholes

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Three days after Allen Moe told Fox 9 News he was ticketed for avoiding potholes on Shannon Parkway in Rosemount, city officials have announced they will not proceed with prosecution of the ticket.

Moe was cited on Saturday while driving his daughters to dance class after he deviated from his lane to avoid the many potholes -- something even Rosemount Mayor Bill Droste admitted to doing himself in the very same spot.

"That's what I do when I drive down this street," Mayor Bill Droste said. "It deteriorated so quickly here this winter that you have to drive around potholes."

On Wednesday afternoon, the Rosemount Police Department announced that it consulted with the city attorney and decided to drop the case. Police Chief Eric Werner also met with Moe to discuss the department's move.

"Police officers are required to make numerous judgment decisions throughout the day. The Rosemount Police Department is always committed to reviewing the work of its members to ensure the best service is provided to the community," a press release announcing the decision read.

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