Speeding Campaign Yields Results, Lame Excuses

Speeding Campaign Yields Results, Lame Excuses Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

Aug 4, 2017 at 4:47 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the two-week speed enforcement campaign in July was a huge success.

Officers, deputies and troopers issued 16,589 citations for unsafe speeds and 1,781 seat belt citations.

That's an increase of more than 3,000 citations from 2016.

The biggest speeding offender was a driver in the Detroit Lakes district of the Minnesota State Patrol, who was clocked by a trooper going 155 miles per hour.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office issued 169 citations and nabbed one driver going 103 in a 70 mile per hour zone.

The St. Cloud district of the Minnesota State Patrol issued 361 speeding citations and wrote 'not sure' in the category for highest speed recorded.

Safety officials say there's no good excuse to speed, because speed kills.

However, some of the excuses drivers gave included 'running late to grandma's house for dinner', from a driver going 109.

Another driver said, while wearing gym clothes, that they were headed to a funeral and that's why they were going much faster than the speed limit allowed.

The Department of Public Safety says even going 10 miles over the speed limit will typically cost a driver $110 with court fees.

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