Hopkins, Minnesota Speed Traps
Unmarked cop car is parked in the middle median on shady oak road between highway 7 and main Street in Hopkins.
They sit on the lincoln street bridgeamd radr cars going south on 169
The bridges before and after Excelsior Blvd. Cops sit up on the embankment behind the bridge, especially late at night. You won’t see them until it’s too late. I got pulled over for speeding and ticketed with not another single visible vehicle around (except for the cop in the grass). Two miles from home a different cop races past me (at least 80mph) without any lights or sirens. …Ahh the blatant hypocrisy.
This speed trap takes place from the parking lot of the "Shady Oak Duck Pond", just south of Highway 7 on Shady Oak Road. The road itself is the dividing line between Hopkins and Minnetonka – the parking lot is considered to be in Hopkins. I have seen both Hopkins and Minnetonka officers parked in the pond parking lot. Minnetonka officers will park facing northbound, tagging cars going down the hill from TH 7 heading southbound (driving on the Minnetonka side of the road). Hopkins officers will park facing southbound, tagging cars coming from the south (from the direction of Excelsior Blvd., Main Street).
The duck pond parking lot is pretty dark at night. With a speed limit of only 30 miles per hour, it is very easy (especially headed down the hill on the Minnetonka side) to exceed the posted. Watch your speed in this area!
State trooper & Hopkins police parked in opposing directions in the middle turn around area of 169.