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    Default Hey, it's just a normal commuting speed...

    Police clock teacher at over 100 mph
    April 13, 2006

    FARGO, N.D. --A teacher on her way to school in South Dakota was caught speeding at more than 100 mph, thanks to a tip from a driver who said the woman had been routinely passing him at triple-digit speeds, authorities say.

    Heather Jo Smith, 25, of Fargo, was clocked at 102 mph on Wednesday near the Horace exit on Interstate 29, Cass County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Argall said.

    Smith was driving a car that is owned by the Northeast Educational Co-op in Hayti, S.D., Argall said.

    Smith did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Thursday that was left at her office. A message left at a Fargo listing for Heather Jo Smith was not immediately returned.

    "We got a tip from a gentleman who said he had been passed by a small, dark car with South Dakota plates at least five times in the last month going more than 100," Argall said.

    The man called authorities on Tuesday to report the driver. The next day, a deputy was posted along the highway near Horace, where the man said he had been passed by the speeding vehicle, each time at around 8 a.m.

    "As luck would have it, there was a small, dark car with South Dakota plates heading south at more than 100," Argall said.

    Smith was pulled over shortly before 8 a.m.

    Tips about speeders rarely result in a ticket because the driver is long gone before a deputy can respond, Argall said. "This was a good one," he said.

    Smith was issued a ticket for $135 and assessed 10 of the 12 points on her North Dakota driver's license, Argall said.

    Smith's employer also was contacted. Smith works as a speech pathologist at the school, Argall said.

    "We talked to her supervisor and he was appreciative," Argall said. "Hopefully, they will take interest in her driving because we sure did."


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    $135! Damn, that's cheap. If she was going fast enough to get 10 points, I'd figure on a much larger fine.
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    Damn, that IS cheap.

    I got a 215$ ticket, for 93 in a 65. Oops.
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    I guess she wasn't driving in a "Safety Corridor" either. Fines are double in those.
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    Send her to school for a time management class and put a dunce cap on her and make her sit in the corner for a week or give her a bycycle and see how fast she can go.

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    It's north dakota! If you don't drive fast you'll never get anywhere!

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    $135 for going 100mph? What was the speed limit, 95?
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    Around here, we have a saying:

    "Officer, I swear, I thought the sign said SPEED LIMIT 95, not INTERSTATE 95!"
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    They like to drive fast in the Midwest. Check out this "Chicago Fire" rig
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff
    Around here, we have a saying:

    "Officer, I swear, I thought the sign said SPEED LIMIT 95, not INTERSTATE 95!"
    Actually, Bozz and I held about 95 most of the way home from PA....

    Oops. Didn't say that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue
    Actually, Bozz and I held about 95 most of the way home from PA....

    Oops. Didn't say that.
    Sounds like me on the way from .... or was that to Clarksville, TN? I'm not sure, but my GPS keeps telling me that my 1985 Chevy Blazer did a max of 90... somewhere....... and it was during that trip.... I think.

    I'm sure of it.... musta been down hill or something cuz the speedo only goes to 85mph......
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    The speed limit on most of the Interstate (I-90 & I-29) in South Dakota is 75 mph. It is also the unofficial minimum recommended speed .

    You are obstructing traffic if you are only doing 65 mph.

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    Once I was coming back from Tunica Ms,where the nearest casinoes to Memphis are,on HWY 61.Right at the state line on that road is the Memphis city limits and a police car was sitting there just waiting on lil ol' me doing 60.
    He pulls me over,and does the "License,registration and proof of insurance,please Sir"bit.
    He asked if I knew how fast I was going and what the posted limit was so I said,"Officer,I saw the last speed limit sign reading 61,so I headged by doing a mile under."
    The law doggie looked at me a moment,laughed and said,"Mr Hesson,I'm glad I stopped you before you got to Interstate 240!"
    That remains the only speeding ticket I've EVER talked my way out of.

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