South Dakota woman ticketed multiple times in one day for speeds over 100 MPHFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine cruising at a hundred miles an hour down the interstate, in the winter. One woman was caught multiple times darting across state lines.
By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Imagine cruising at a hundred miles an hour down the interstate, in the winter. One woman was caught multiple times darting across state lines.
Kristjan Helgoe, ND State Patrol: "It's definitely more dangerous to be traveling at a higher rate of speed during the winter months."
The sounds alone of a dangerously slippery interstate can give you the chills.
Helgoe: “Roads can be unpredictable. It could be clear for five miles, then all of a sudden you might drive over an overpass and just that 20-30 feet could be extremely icy."
But that didn't stop 49-year-old Lorretta Lacy from topping out on her trip to Wisconsin. This trooper has seen chronic speeders like her before.
Helgoe: “All of a sudden your direction is drawn to the direction you pointed your radar."
Tipping the speedometer past the limit is illegal. Lacy took it to the extreme.
Speeding is one thing and troopers say they clock people going a hundred miles per hour all the time. But, this woman didn't stop after she saw cherries in her rear view mirror. She was pulled over four times in one day.
Helgoe: "Goes to show that you can't out run a police radio."
Troopers chased her down, tacking on tickets. We talked to Minnesota State Trooper Jesse Grabow, who said there wasn't much more they could do to keep her off the road.
Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Trooper: "There's no law specifically stating that. But again, at that point it probably gets to be more of a discretion for that investigating officer. If this person warrants further danger to not only themselves but to rest of the motoring public they could possibly, they could possibly look at a wreckless endangerment or something like that and could have that person be brought to jail in a circumstance."
But using common sense and staying safe can prevent a ticket and even worse, an accident.
Laws to keep serial speeders off the roads do not exist in North Dakota, either.