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10-16-10, 09:30 AM #1
Police ticket woman, 82, for doing 110 mph
GRESHAM, Ore. - An 82-year-old woman running late for an appointment got a $1,103 traffic ticket for doing 28 mph over her age on Thursday, Oregon State Police said.
Trooper Mike Reel spotted a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville on Highway 26 west of Gresham Thursday morning coming at him at a high rate of speed with its hazard lights on. Reel got a radar reading on the car of 110 mph - double the posted 55 mph speed limit.
Reel turned around and stopped the car. The driver, Marcia Brandon, 82, of Rhododendron, told Reel she was en route to a scheduled appointment but wasn't aware she was driving that fast, police said.
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10-16-10, 09:46 AM #2
Not aware she was going that fast? Time to take away her licence, I would suggest.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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10-16-10, 11:26 AM #3
What!!!! Scheduled appointment is not a good excuse, dammit all to........;-)Swamp Mafia
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10-16-10, 11:53 AM #4
At least she didn't claim to be a doctor rushing to perform emergency surgery.
That's the reason I always get when I stop an MD for speeding. EVERY time.
I'm convinced they must teach them that at doctor school.
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10-16-10, 02:25 PM #5
makes a change from normal pensioners on the roads travelling so slowly they are a danger to themselves and others"all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
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10-18-10, 07:23 PM #6
I got an elderly lady at 81mph coming into a 35mph zone. The reason for the speed: Late for church! This was on a 2 lane county road.
10-18-10, 08:12 PM #7
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10-19-10, 01:49 PM #10
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Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
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