MSP says trailer hitch rumor going around in the Keweenaw is untrue

The Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police wants to dispel a rumor going around in the Keweenaw about operating vehicles with a “Reese style” trailer hitch.

The rumor alleges that Troopers are ticketing drivers for having that type of hitch on their vehicle with no trailer present. Troopers want drivers to know it is not illegal to operate a vehicle with a “Reese style” hitch regardless of a trailer. They say there is no law that would make it illegal.

If any resident who has received a citation for this type of violation, they should bring it to the Calumet Post. Troopers are suggesting residents dismiss anyone attempting to spread the rumor.