Driver clocked at 106 mph on U.S. 231

Thursday, February 20, 2020
A Quincy man was cited for traveling 106 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 231 South Thursday. He now faces a misdemeanor reckless driving charge.
Courtesy photo/PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

A Quincy man is facing a criminal misdemeanor charge after a sheriff’s deputy caught him traveling 106 mph on U.S. 231 South.

Around midday Thursday, Deputy Scott Ducker was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of U.S. 40 when he observed a northbound 2000 Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed. Radar indicated the vehicle was traveling 106 mph in a 55-mph zone.

As the Mustang continued northbound toward U.S. 40, Ducker turned around and caught up with it, pulling the driver over just north of the U.S. 40 intersection.

Ducker said the driver, 19-year-old Ford Mayhew, was not problematic during the stop.

“He was cooperative, honest and admitted to the speed,” Ducker said. “Pulled right over when I caught up with him.”

Mayhew was given a criminal misdemeanor citation for reckless driving. He was also cited for driving with a suspended license and given a warning for having no registration in the vehicle.

While Mayhew was not taken into custody, a valid driver had to be called to pick up the car.

Once formal charges are filed by the Putnam County Prosecutor’s Office, Mayhew will have to appear in court on the misdemeanor charge.

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  • Curious - when a valid driver came to retrieve the car wouldn't it still not have a registration?

    -- Posted by goingon80 on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 8:31 AM
  • The deputy likely ran the plate number or VIN through dispatch and determined the vehicle was registered or it probably would have been impounded. The warning sounds like the driver just didn't have the paperwork in the car.

    -- Posted by Geologist on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 10:38 AM
  • Wonder how fast the trooper had to go to catch up with the guy??

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 11:51 AM
  • Same kid that got caught with shotgun at cloverdale high school and never got punished for it.

    -- Posted by sherigibson on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 2:14 PM
  • I hope this kid gets his life together soon. He’s not lost yet but he’s making a series of bad decisions that will lead down a dark road if he doesn’t straighten up.

    -- Posted by techphcy on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 2:31 PM
  • I thought he was headed to the military and wouldn’t be back thus he was released from the gun charge. What is he doing back?

    -- Posted by Avenger1234 on Fri, Feb 21, 2020, at 7:11 PM
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