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State Patrol Has Eyes on Speeders; Some Clocked at More Than 100 Mph

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and other drivers at tremendous risk.

Lt. Jeff La Roche says he has arrested a drunk driver who was going 113 mph. Another two drivers, traveling near each other, were clocked at 109 and 110 mph and a young man on I-470 was driving faster than 120 mph.

The lieutenant says if anything goes wrong at that speed, the driver does not have time to correct it. The patrol says the speeding driver will have a harder time going around an unexpected curve, or stopping in time if there's something in front of them. They say it cuts down reaction time and it increases the severity of a crash.