It's happened to quite a few of us. You have to jump behind the wheel of your car and rush to work, school, the airport or a doctor's appointment because you were either late getting up or simply lost track of time. However, if you tried a little too hard to make up for lost time while navigating roads and freeways, you may have found yourself in the crosshairs of a law enforcement official who is more than willing to give you a speeding ticket.
More than likely, this costly traffic citation reminded you to pay closer attention to the clock in the future or, at the very least, resigned you to the fact that you would be late and caused you to slow down on your way to your current destination.
Interestingly, it took a Las Vegas man three tries in the course of one hour to finally learn this valuable lesson.
Earlier this month, Jose R., 34, was racing along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge in a rented 2012 Nissan Altima when he was pulled over by a state trooper and issued a speeding ticket for going 105 miles-per-hour.
A short time later, Jose R. was stopped again and issued a speeding ticket for going 98 miles-per-hour.
Finally, less than an hour after being issued the first two citations, Jose R. was stopped by yet another state trooper who issued him a speeding ticket for going 92 miles-per-hour.
At this time, Jose R. informed the trooper that he had to be in Oregon City for a preliminary hearing on a meth possession charge later in the day.
After being sent on his way with his third speeding ticket, a trooper was waiting for Jose R. several miles further down Interstate 84.
It appeared that Jose R. finally got the message as he was determined to be obeying the posted 65 mile-per-hour speed limit.
"I've heard of two stops, but not three," said Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police. "You'd hope that the message would have gotten across the first time he was stopped. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case."
It is worth noting that Jose R. is now facing up to $2,000 in fines and a possible 90-day license suspension in the event he is convicted of driving in excess of 100 miles-per-hour.
Stay tuned for further updates from our New York traffic law blog ...
If you or a loved one has received a speeding ticket, don't just dismiss it.
Instead, consider contacting an attorney who understands New York's confusing legal system, and who can help you evaluate your options and make the right decisions.
This post was provided for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice. Names have been withheld to protect the identity of the parties.
The Oregonian, "Driver, racing to a court hearing, ticketed at 105, 98 and 92 mph along I-84" March 8, 2012
The Huffington Post, "3 speeding tickets in 1 hour for Oregon man" March 15, 2012