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Oregon Man Stopped For Speeding 3 Times In 1 Hour

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When Oregon police stopped Jose Romeo-Valenzuela the first time, he was driving 105 mph. The second time he was driving 98 mph. And the third time, 92 mph. He faces $2,000 in tickets. He was trying to get to court to face drug possession charges.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Jose Romeo-Valenzuela can at least claim he was trying to be responsible. Oregon police stopped him three times for speeding in an hour. The first time, he was driving 105 miles per hour. The second time he was a bit safer, driving 98. The third time, he was merely driving 92. He faces $2,000 in tickets, but says he had a reason to speed. He was trying to get to court, where he faced drug possession charges. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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