This is probably my favorite Dispatch headline of all time:
Sunday, September 30, 2007
By Holly Zachariah
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Last year, the State Highway Patrol issued 1,416 tickets to drivers going 100 mph or faster, a relatively small but highly dangerous subset of the 564,150 people the patrol ticketed for speeding in 2006.
A Dispatch analysis of these super-speeders found:
• One person was ticketed for driving at least 100 mph in a 35 mph-zone, and six drivers were ticketed for reaching triple digits in 45-mph zones;
• The person going the fastest over the posted speed limit was in central Ohio. Eric Treadway, 26, stole a Jaguar from a Columbus lawyer and crashed it going 125 mph in a 45-mph zone on Gemini Parkway near Polaris.
• Nearly 80 percent of all super-speeders were men.
• The patrol issued 12 tickets to 16-year-old speedsters. Two were girls, and three were out-of-state drivers.