17-Year-Old Driver Clocked at 114mph on the Beltline

Posted Monday, November 9, 2012 --- 1:09 p.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Traffic Arrest

Incident Date: 11/15/2012 - 10:06 PM

Address: West Beltline Highway near S. Whitney Way

Details: When the officer asked the 17-year old driver how fast he thought he had been traveling, the young man said he could not even provide a ball park figure. The officer then inquired about what speed the teen saw the last he looked at his speedometer, and the courteous driver said it was about 85 mph. The officer told him he had gotten up a bit higher than that last Thursday night, when he passed the officer’s position, traveling east on the West Beltline Highway, near S. Whitney Way.

For the record, that is a 55 mph zone. The officer clocked the teen at 59 mph above the speed limit. Doing the math, that's 114 mph. The 17-year old was very apologetic and said he needed to get home, and that was why he was heavy-footed. The officer pointed out that had he been driving the speed limit, and not gotten pulled over, he would have been home already. Now, not only was he late, but he had a $429 ticket in hand.

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