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Sherwood resident cited for hitting 102 mph on I-5

The 61-year-old man said he recently had some engine work done


A Sherwood resident was cited for speeding Saturday after deputies clocked him going 102 mph on Interstate 5.

Sgt. Chris Baldridge, a spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, reported that Deputy Ethan Griffith was southbound on the interstate when he witnessed a vehicle coming up at a high rate of speed.

A 1990 Chevrolet Camero, driven by Michael Brazil, 61, passed Griffith’s marked Ford Mustang with Griffith’s radar showing Brazil driving 94 mph. (The deputy’s patrol vehicle is equipped with radar that can track a moving vehicle’s speed either in front of or behind it.)

Griffith reportedly was surprised to see Brazil move from the left lane to the far right lane, eventually accelerating to 102 mph as his car flew past the deputy.

After being pulled over, Brazil told Deputy Griffith that he recently had some engine work done but that his speedometer never exceeded 70 mph.

Brazil was cited for exceeding the maximum speed limit, a citation that carries a maximum fine of up to $1,150 and up to a 90-day license suspension.




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