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‘Designated Driver’ Ticketed For Driving 135MPH On I-57

CBS -- ONARGA, Ill. (STMW) – A west suburban man told police who stopped him on Interstate 57 Sunday afternoon that he was a designated driver and wanted to get his intoxicated passenger home safely — that’s why he was driving 135 mph.

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Submitted Apr 11, 2013 By: Coal Man
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endymion
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 9:22:24 AM

A creative answer, but I'd give him a breathalizer test.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 6:55:46 AM

No need for this type of speed on our highways!
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beachd8
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 12:03:55 AM

So, he was driving 135 mph in a 65 mph zone and got a ticket for driving 40 mph over the speed limit? Sounds like someone needs to hone his math skills.
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bston
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:59:55 PM

Being a designated driver doesn't give one the right to drive however they please.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:19:09 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, Coal Man.
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 10:21:29 PM

really, are u sure a Jeep Grand Cherokee can go 135MPH???
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 9:22:24 PM

I guess he didn't get what he was designated to do!
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Costello
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 7:58:31 PM

DUH with a a capital DUH!!!!!
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slowtrain
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 5:56:18 PM

Can't fix stupid.
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:47:33 PM

Just imagine what that car might have been traveling at if he was chosen as the "designated driver"??
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FlyNFool
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:44:51 PM

Ok?
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abk
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:35:53 PM

Ooops.
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DeHavilland
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:34:58 PM

Maybe his passenger was going to throw up and he wanted to get rid of him fast.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:34:28 PM

Yeah, right ! ?
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:31:46 PM

Low information voter!?!?
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NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:31:22 PM

Lousy Cop (in this case).
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marsbars
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:26:16 PM

Go figure that one.
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BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:26:01 PM

revoke license never to get it back EVER.
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TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:19:37 PM

Not to smart of a driver.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:15:22 PM

Pretty poor Excuse.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:09:33 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:08:50 PM

good one
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:08:01 PM

hmmmm
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BuddhaB
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:08:01 PM

Dumbass
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PizzaMon
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:06:21 PM

Unbelievably stupid!
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TheThorn
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:05:34 PM

drunk at 1PM on Sun?? sounds like someone needs to be looking for the nearest AA chapter.
135??? well he may not have known. speedometer may not register over 100 -120
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:05:13 PM

what a friend
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:01:20 PM



He must have just gotten back from Germany and the AutoBahn.

I had the same trouble trying to drive slower after my return.

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:00:42 PM

wow what a friend
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Julassa
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 4:00:28 PM

Wow, what an idiot! And he was ticketed for going 40 mph over the speed limit when the speed limit was 65, even though he was going 135, so he got off lucky in my book. Don't people go to jail for that?
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:59:18 PM

wonder how fast he'd be going if he was drunk
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:58:34 PM

jail time please
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:51:16 PM

ROFL
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RobertSpratt
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:50:54 PM

Stupid excuse. Just admit you're a moron and get it over with.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:50:40 PM

What a lame excuse!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:50:26 PM

Another true store. A woman was pulled over for speeding. When the police asked her what was her hurry, she responded that she was running low on fuel and was trying to get to a service station before she ran out.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:50:18 PM

Good
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:49:13 PM

What a nimrod!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:47:08 PM

You know that will make gasoline prices go up.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:46:53 PM


I don't believe it!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:44:41 PM

Likely story.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:43:59 PM

Wow!! When I was visiting my sister in California, her top speed was 115 mph, in a Mazda 626!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:39:57 PM

Hmmm...
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alp
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:38:59 PM

I didn't know a Jeep Cherokee could do 135!
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gass12
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:38:49 PM

SX
Should have went directly to jail.
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colaguy
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:38:34 PM

wow...they probably would have been safer letting the drunk guy drive
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:29:06 PM

I D 10 T
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:27:36 PM

He need many tickets not only one.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:23:39 PM

In this case, it appears that DD actually stood for Designated Dumb@ss.

@Ken825 - I think you're on the right track!

34 years old:
- Old enough to know better
- Young enough to have been given dozens of trophies just for showing up
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:19:43 PM

Guess any excuse, even a dumb one is better than none.
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