Cop pleads guilty to 149 mph speeding
Published: Aug. 5, 2009 at 4:29 PM
An Ohio police officer who was caught driving 149 mph on a motorcycle pleaded guilty Wednesday to speeding charges.
Gahanna Police officer Christopher Thomas was fined $150 by Licking County Municipal Judge W. David Branstool and his driver's license was suspended for six months after he entered his guilty plea, the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported Wednesday.
Branstool said Thomas, 33, has likely seen first-hand the dangers of speeding during his nine years as a police officer.
"Those experiences are more sobering than anything I can tell you here today," he said.
Trooper Jason Highsmith, 35, who was clocked riding his motorcycle at 147 mph near Thomas on Interstate 70, pleaded not guilty to speeding charges and has a trial pending.
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