Teenagers are always accused of driving too fast. Guys in their 20’s and 30’s are accused to driving too fast. Old(er) dudes going through a mid-life crisis, driving fancy red sports cars, are accused of driving too fast. A woman in hot pursuit of a good lookin’ guy on the freeway is accused of driving too fast. Speed kills, and it can cost you some bucks in fines.
There are many instances of people speeding; age doesn’t necessarily mean anything when it comes to speed. Neither does gender. I’ve seen senior citizens, male and female, driving below the minimal speed on highways. If the speed limit is 70, the minimal speed is around 40 or so and these old timers are crusin’ along at 25, 26 tops. That is even more dangerous than the speeders.
Let me tell you about 82 year old Marcia Brandon and her speeding ticket. She was speeding down Highway 26, which is West of Gresham, Oregon. Was she driving 70? No. Was she driving 80? No. 90? 100? No – she was doing 110 in a 55 mph zone! Maybe she doubles everything, but for doubling the legal speed limit Marcia Brandon was fined $1,103.
Of course she had an excuse; she told the Trooper she was on her way to an appointment. She even had her flashers blinking as she poured in on and overtook car after car. We don’t know for sure what kind of appointment she was heading too, but it cost her more than she bargained for!
And now for the male side of the issue…
Teron Jones, 22 years of age, was stopped for speeding in Hazel Park, Michigan. He wasn’t as fast as good ol’Marcia; he was only doing 66 in a 40 mph zone. What was his excuse for speeding? He told authorities he was a Drug Enforcement Administration Office. Of course that wasn’t true, and since he wasn’t able to back-up his lie, off to court he went.
Oh, did I forget to mention that Teron Jones was test driving a Porsche at the time? And when he was ordered out of the Porsche by the police, he had a BB pistol and a SIG semi-automatic hand gun in a holster.
He was arraigned on charges of impersonating a police officer and driving on a suspended license. He’s out on bail, but will be heading to court later this month.
I wonder if Teron Jones and Marcia Brandon were about to meet up somewhere half-way and become the new Bonnie and Clyde! That could explain the guns! You never know for sure!