5 ticketed for 100mph+ in SE Minnesota
Rochester, Minn. (AP) — A police crackdown on speeding in southeastern Minnesota resulted in 10 tickets for driving over 90 mph and five tickets for zipping along at 100 mph or more.
Rochester police Lt. K.C. Reed tells the Post-Bulletin of Rochester that 41 law enforcement agencies in the area conducted the patrols in July.
In the 11-county area, the ticket for the fastest speed was in Winona County at 110 mph. Second was a ticket for 107 mph in West Concord and third was 101 mph in Plainview.
Reed says speed is the most common factor in fatal crashes and contributes to more than 100 traffic deaths and another 300 life-altering serious injuries each year in Minnesota.
The effort was part of a statewide crackdown, which issued 27,638 speeding citations -- 253 for driving faster than 90 mph.
Information from Post-Bulletin
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