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State Patrol says 'just trying to get home' is no excuse for 102 mph

 Motorist "just trying to get home" will need to stop at the bank.
Motorist "just trying to get home" will need to stop at the bank. (WOWT)
Published: Dec. 2, 2019 at 8:11 AM CST
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A metro motorist discovered who let the dogs out during a recent trip home. It was the Nebraska State Patrol.

NSP's Troop-A Dog Division, out of Omaha, handled the traffic stop. As noted in an NSP tweet, the driver, clocked at 102 miles-per-hour, told the trooper "they were just trying to get home."

That must be some house. But that kind of homecoming can put a serious dent in your holiday budget.

NSP did the math in the tweet in an effort to get the word out that 102 miles-per-hour is a bad idea. Even if the posted speed limit already spots you 65.

Here's a look at the traffic stop by the numbers:

  • Speed: 102 mph in a 65 mph zone
  • Speeding Fine: $300
  • Following Too Close: $50
  • Failure to Use Turn Signal: $25
  • Careless Driving: $100
  • Costs: $49
  • Total: $524

NSP noted in the tweet they, "hope that this encounter will encourage safer driving behaviors in the future."

So drive carefully. Those NSP K-9s are fast.

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