Reporting Lisa Fielding
PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – A teenager from southwest suburban Plainfield was arrested this week when he was caught driving 108 miles per hour down a busy street.
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The 17-year-old, whose name is not being released, was charged with aggravated speeding, a misdemeanor, after a Plainfield police officer spotted him speeding in a Honda Accord along Illinois Route 59 north of 135th Street in Plainfield, police said.
The officer’s car radar system recorded the car traveling at 108 mph. The posted speed limit along that stretch of Route 59 is 45 mph.
“This extremely excessive speed poses a great risk to other motorists on the roadway,” Plainfield Police Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a news release. “Other motorists would never suspect a vehicle traveling so fast and may change lanes or pull out from a side street or private drive directly into the path of a speeding vehicle, resulting in a traffic collision.”
If convicted, the teen would not be eligible for court supervision and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and fined up to $2,500. He also could have his driving privileges suspended.