ISP trooper nabs two more drivers in excess of 100 mph on I-70

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Ford Mustang GT is one of two vehicles stopped for going more than 100 mph on Interstate 70 in Putnam County Monday afternoon by Trooper Don Farris. State Police photo

PUTNAMVILLE -- Drivers are apparently making a habit of exceeding 100 mph on Interstate 70 in Putnam County. And a veteran Indiana State Police trooper is making a habit of catching them.

Monday afternoon, for the second time in 10 days, speeding drivers turning I-70 into a triple-digit race track in western Putnam County ended up being nabbed by Master Trooper Don Farris for driving in excess of 100 mph.

In Monday's incident, a pair of Ohio drivers were stopped for doing 104 mph in a 70-mph zone at the 34-mile marker, seven miles west of Cloverdale.

Just before 1 p.m. Monday, Trooper Farris issued reckless driving citations to two male drivers, one driving a Ford Mustang GT and the other at the wheel of a Toyota Camry.

Their speed, however, still falls shy of the audacious 108 mph posted by an 18-year-old Terre Haute female nabbed by Trooper Farris on March 21 at the 37-mile marker in the westbound lanes, four miles west of Cloverdale.

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  • I travel I70 quite often and I normally drive 70-75 mph and it seems like I'm on the Indy Oval with cars and trucks passing almost like I'm slowing to enter the pits.

    -- Posted by forgive me on Tue, Apr 2, 2019, at 9:07 AM
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