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Man Arrested After Going 123 MPH In Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – For the second time in nine days, Plainfield police have pulled over a driver who was going more than 100 miles per hour along Illinois Route 59.

At 2:35 a.m. Thursday, a Plainfield officer spotted a Honda Accord speeding down Route 59 between 119th Street and 127th Street. The officer’s squad car radar system recorded the car going 123 mph, in a 45 mph zone.

“At 123 mph, a vehicle would go the entire distance of a football field in only 1.66 seconds,” Plainfield Police Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a news release.

The driver, Abdelhalim Khoga, 24, of Lisle, was arrested and charged with aggravated speeding, a misdemeanor.

The arrest comes nine days after a teenager – who also was driving a Honda Accord – was pulled over on Route 59 near 135th Street after he was caught driving 108 mph.

If convicted, Khoga 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.

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