17 year old charged with 108 miles an hour in a 40 mph zone in Stafford

by | Dec 22, 2022 | Police and Fire

From the Stafford Sheriff’s Office:

A juvenile reckless driver was charged last night as deputies used the law enforcement radio to their full advantage.

On December 21st at 10:48 p.m. First Sergeant B.W. Collins was in the 500 block of Poplar Road when he observed a northbound Ford Mustang traveling at 108 mph in the posted 40 mph zone. The First Sergeant activated his emergency equipment, but the suspect continued northbound, passing another vehicle in a curve.

First Sergeant Collins recognized he could not catch up to the suspect vehicle, so he provided a lookout to other deputies in the area. Deputy A.T. Leckemby illustrated perfectly that you cannot outrun the Sheriff’s Office radio! The suspect vehicle was located on Mountain View Road and a traffic stop was conducted at Stafford Christian Church.

The driver was identified as a 17-year-old. He was released to a parent with summonses for eluding, reckless driving by speed, passing on a curve, expired registration and defective brakes. The juvenile will face a February 9th court date next year.

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