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Sheriff's Deputies Combat Excessive Speeders
(July 29, 2012)

Excessive Speeding

Excessive Speeding

Sheriff's Deputies Combat Excessive Speeders

While the 2012 Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 racing events have concluded, some Johnson County motorists are still off to the races.  One of the most common complaints received by the Sheriff’s Office relates to speeding motorists.  Sheriff’s Deputies investigate these complaints in an effort to slow down the worst violators; in fact, so far in 2012 alone, Sheriff’s Deputies have conducted 8,480 traffic stops.  

Take note of some of the worst of those violators so far in 2012: Deputy Chuck Murphy cited a motorist for speeding more than double the speed limit (121 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone) on State Road 37 near Olive Branch Road, which was one of the most common locations for tickets to be issued in Johnson County.  Reserve Deputy Brad Napier cited a motorist for driving 108 miles per hour (53 miles over the speed limit).  Deputy Troy Montgomery cited a driver who chose to drive 91 miles per hour on County Line Road, 51 miles per hour above the speed limit.  Deputy Jason Wools wrote a ticket to a driver on US-31 in Amity who was driving 110 miles per hour.  Deputies Montgomery and Wools wrote citations to three more drivers traveling at speeds of 103, 103, and 102 - respectively.  Deputy Chad Allen cited a motorist in rural Needham for driving 85 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone.  Lieutenant Matt Rhinehart wrote a ticket to a motorist for traveling at 99 miles per hour up State Road 37, while Deputy Troy Montgomery cited another driver for traveling at 98 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. 

Deputies locate and enforce these speeding violations throughout the Sheriff’s jurisdiction all over Johnson County – on State roads, County roads, and within neighborhood subdivisions.  The excessive violations noted in this article are just a small portion of the thousands of warnings and actual citations that Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies have wrote so far in 2012.  While a few motorists choose to operate recklessly, many more motorists are using greater caution; motor vehicle crash incidents in Johnson County so far in 2012 are down by nearly 10% compared to the same time last year. 

Sheriff’s Deputies will continue to patrol the county observing for these reckless drivers in an effort to further reduce crash incidents throughout our jurisdiction.

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- your Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.


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