16,000 Citations Given During Speeding Crackdown
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A concentrated law enforcement effort against speeding on Minnesota roadways has yielded more than 16,000 citations.
The Department of Public Safety says more than 300 law enforcement agencies participated in the crackdown from July 10th to the 26th. Troopers, deputies and officers issued 16, 410 citations for unsafe speeds.
Officers from 21 agencies cited drivers for traveling 100 mph or more during the 17-day campaign. In Olmsted County, one driver was doing 135 mph in a 55 mph zone. In Carver County, a motorcyclist with a suspended license was traveling 106 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Safety officials say one motorist who was stopped was driving drunk at 100 mph in Dakota County.
Officials say illegal speeds contributed to 415 deaths on Minnesota roads in the last five years.