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Sirens & Gavels speeding archive

THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

Driver gets 3 speeding tickets in hour

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge say a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour....

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

Speeding I-90 driver arrested with pistol

A motorist stopped for driving 83 mph in a 70 mph zone Monday was arrested on felony charges after Spokane County sheriff's deputies found marijuana and a loaded pistol in the vehicle. Juan C. Cervantes, 22, of Moses Lake, was stopped on Interstate 90 about...

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MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011

Oregon cop says Spokane driver hit him

A Spokane man was arrested Sunday after his 2004 Ford Mustang struck an Oregon State Police trooper and knocked the trooper to the ground, officials said. Jacob John Melton, 31, (pictured) was pulled over for traveling 85 mph in a 65 mph speed zone on...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011

Ducks star cited with driving 118 mph 

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has been cited with driving 118 mph on a suspended license. Oregon State police say Harris, 20, was pulled over after an off-duty trooper spotted him about 4:35 a.m. PDT Sunday on Interstate 5 south of Albany,...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Ohio cops cancel hundreds of tickets

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Motorists are off the hook for more than 900 speeding tickets automatically issued by a mobile police camera in southwest Ohio. The camera had been stationed in a park in Hamilton on April 2 at the same time a youth soccer...

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MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

Man arrested 30 mins after eluding police

A police chase through downtown ended this morning because officers deemed it too dangerous, but the suspect was arrested 30 minutes later. Leroy K. Berra, 44, was stopped just before 3 a.m. near Monroe Street and Shannon Avenue and arrested for drunken driving, driving while...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Police: grandma, grandson party hearty

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — When a Henry County deputy finally stopped a speeding car on the wrong side of a highway, he found it had been driven by a 77-year-old grandmother. Not that the stop was easy, reports The Paris Post-Intelligencer. Barely an hour into...

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