Posted: 3/8/2012 10:36:01 PM
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.
Police say 34-year-old Jose
Romero-Valenzuela of Las Vegas, Nev., was zooming west Wednesday
morning and got pulled over three times - first at 105 mph, then at 98
mph and finally at 92 mph.
Police say the last ticket
appeared to have an effect. Down the road a bit, a trooper set up watch
and clocked him at the limit, 65 mph.
Besides fines and
penalties, police say his license could be suspended for up to 90 days
if he's found guilty on the citation alleging driving in excess of 100
Police confirm he was indeed scheduled for a court appearance later Wednesday in Oregon City, south of Portland.