Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – There have been numerous additions to the Rochester area 100 MPH Club since the last list was posted.
Here we go:
A Rochester teenager was caught driving 110 mph on Highway 14 on the west side of the city in August. Court records show 18-year-old Blake Keller recently pleaded guilty and was fined $390.
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A teenager from Coon Rapids was ticketed for driving 100 mph on Highway 52 north of Rochester last October. 18-year-old Jadas Zarnstorff told the officer “He was late for work and doesn’t normally speed.” He was also caught speeding 2 weeks earlier and in July.
Pragnesh Patel, 29, of W. Bloomfield, MI – ticketed for driving 117 mph on I-90 in rural Olmsted County
William Land, 28, Eagan – ticketed for driving 100 mph on I-90 in rural Olmsted County; told the officer “He had no idea he was speeding.”
Allan Hill, 44, Rochester – caught driving 101 mph on I-90 in rural Olmsted County with a revoked DL; had radar detector in his car
Whitney Hudson, 30, Racine, WI – caught driving 103 mph on I-90 in rural Olmsted County; ticketed for 99 mph; said she was “tired and trying to get to a hotel”
Abdul Al Ebbid, 22, Rochester – ticketed for driving 100 mph on Highway 52 near Apache Mall. According to the trooper who pulled him over, he had a “poor excuse.”
Coleman Rahman, 18, Elgin – clocked at 103 mph on I-90 in Olmsted County on Dec 27th
Waseem Alfarsi, 23, Waukegan, Il – clocked at 111 mph on I-90 in Olmsted County
Anel Salcin, 36, Rochester – clocked at 105 mph on Highway 52 in Rochester
Patrick Odom, 37, Rochester – caught driving 117 mph on Highway 52 near Oronoco
Devonta Perry, 28, Winona – caught driving 101 mph on I-90 in Marion Township
Nosheen Muhammad, 43, Carol Stream, IL – caught driving 100 mph on I-90 near Stewartville
19-year-old David Ajayi of St Paul is the most recent addition to the 100 mph Club. He was caught driving 104 mph on Highway 52 in rural Olmsted County Valentine’s Day afternoon.
And the leader of the 100 mph pack in the latest listing:
Thomas Cockrell, 18, Buckeye, AZ. He was actually caught driving 137 mph on 37th St NW in Rochester around 11:30 pm Dec 16th. The 137 mph ticket is the highest reported speed noted since the beginning of the 100 MPH Club. The speed limit in that area is 45 mph. He ended up paying the court $390.
There have been numerous tickets issued in Olmsted County during the last few months to motorists caught driving in the 80s and 90s.
And there were some other recent notable cases:
18-year-old Cayden Holcomb of Rochester was clocked driving 58 mph on 2nd St SW in front of St Marys Hospital. He was fined $290.
Another Rochester man flaunted the law twice in a 2-hour window. A cop stopped 29-year-old Kaprice Lance for driving 57 mph (40 mph zone) on 12th St SW near Apache Mall. He was ticketed for speeding and driving with a revoked license. Two hours later he was caught driving again, just a few blocks from the first stop and given another ticket.
And here’s a traffic citation never seen before – a violation involving what state law calls an “implement of husbandy.”
In this particular case, it was a manure spreader.
An officer pulled over a pickup truck that was pulling a manure spreader on Highway 52 in Rochester on Dec 3rd. The trooper must have been aware of the law that says “No person may operate or tow an implement of husbandry at a speed of more than 30 miles per hour.” The driver – 66-year-old Steven Weigel of Platteville, WI – was doing 62 mph when he was pulled over. The trooper also checked the tires on the manure spreader and found they were rated at 30 mph. Weigel ended up paying a $190 fine.
And last but not least, here is a report on a recent notable traffic stop in the metro:
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