Portland, OR -- Traffic officers along Interstate 84 in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge said a lead-footed driver was in such a hurry to make a court date on a meth possession charge that he racked up $2,000 worth of speeding tickets in an hour.
Police said 34-year-old Jose Romero-Valenzuela of Las Vegas, NV, was zooming west Wednesday morning and got pulled over three times -- first at 105mph, then at 98mph and finally at 92mph.
Police said the last ticket appeared to have an effect. Down the road a bit, a trooper set up watch and clocked him at the limit, 65mph.
Besides fines and penalties, police said his license could be suspended for up to 90 days if he's found guilty on the citation alleging driving in excess of 100mph.
Police confirmed he was indeed scheduled for a court appearance later Wednesday in Oregon City, south of Portland.
The Associated Press