Lead-Footed Driver in SW MN Gets 3 Speeding Tickets in 1 Hour
Pedal to the metal's all fun and games until you're three speeding tickets in (actually, speeding's not really fun and games, so don't do it!).
Minnesota State Patrol took to Facebook to share a recent incident and warning to obey the speed limit.
"A trooper stopped a vehicle on Highway 23 in Pipestone County on Feb. 16 for going 115 mph in a 60 mph zone. The driver had been stopped a few minutes earlier by a Pipestone County deputy and cited for 92 mph in a 60 mph zone."
That's two tickets in a matter of minutes, in case you weren't keeping track. But wait, it gets better (or worse, if you're the driver).
"After releasing the driver, our trooper noticed the vehicle speeding again. For the third time in a less than an hour, another trooper stopped and cited the motorist for speeding. Oh, and for not wearing a seat belt."
Three tickets in less than an hour?! Unbelievable!
"Slow down!" the MN State Patrol's post concludes. "The speed limit is the law, not a suggestion."
According to SpeedingTicketAdvisor.com, a driver's license may be suspended in Minnesota for a variety of reasons including habitual violations:
30 days if you commit 4 traffic offenses in a 12 month period or 5 traffic violations in a 24 month period. 90 days if you are convicted of 4 traffic offenses within 1 year or if you are convicted of 5 traffic offenses within 2 years. One year, if convicted of 8 or more offenses within 2 years.
A license may be revoked in Minnesota for additional reasons including driving in excess of over 100mph. Minnesota uses a guide to determine how much a speeding ticket will cost, according to Berniesez.com. It is:
- 1 to 10 mph over the speed limit – $120.00
- 11 to 14 mph over the speed limit – $130.00
- 15 to 19 mph over the speed limit – $140.00
- 20 to 25 mph over the speed limit – $220.00
- 26 to 30 mph over the speed limit – $280.00
- 31 mph or more over the speed limit – $380.00
Well, if we're doing our math right -- and the driver got the tickets they deserved -- he (or she) earned himself at least $760 worth of violations. OUCH that's one, er, three, costly mistakes! Here's to hoping he learns better!