32-33-14.1. Agent or employee of Department of Transportation authorized to act in capacity of law enforcement officer to enforce speed limits in areas of highway construction. An agent or employee of the Department of Transportation authorized by the secretary of transportation may, after receiving appropriate training, act in the capacity of a law enforcement officer within the state for the sole purpose of enforcing speed limits in areas of highway construction as authorized by § 32-25-19.1 when highway construction workers are present. Any authorized agent or employee may stop and issue a citation on a form promulgated pursuant to § 23-1A-2 to the driver of any vehicle for a speeding violation in a highway work area which occurred in the presence of the agent or employee. The agent or employee is not considered a law enforcement officer for the purposes of § 23-3-27.