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Maine State Police Nab 64-Year-Old Driver Going Nearly 140 mph On The Turnpike

SIDNEY, Maine – The Maine State Police was conducting an aircraft speed enforcement detail on I-95 N/B in Sidney on June 6th 2017 whenTrooper Pilot Gregory Tirado spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the left lane and measured the speed of the northbound vehicle at 139 MPH, 69mph over the posted speed limit of 70mph. The vehicle slowed rapidly upon seeing Tr. Adam Kelley’s cruiser in the crossover, and the vehicle pulled over immediately upon being signaled. The lone occupant was identified as Sang Yook, 64, of New Jersey and he admitted to going 130 MPH.  He said he had been doing 75 MPH when a vehicle came up behind him, “right on his tail”, so he accelerated. Yook said he normally doesn’t speed.  Yook got out of his car to ask for a break and refused to get back inside.  He was arrested for criminal speed and the 2014 BMW Z-4 was towed.  Cpl. Diane Vance-Perkins from Troop C assisted. Yook could not make bail, went into court the next day, plead guilty to criminal speed and was sentenced to 48 hours in jail(credit for time served) and a $300.00 fine. #MaineStatePolice #TrafficSafety

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We’ve all been cruising along down the Maine Turnpike when someone blows past us on the left. But it’s not typical (thankfully) for someone to blow past us in a complete blur. But that’s exactly what happened on the Maine Turnpike on June 6th, when they nabbed a driver going 139 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone.

Shared on Instagram by the Maine State Police, they detail the traffic stop as part of their aircraft speed enforcement detail and were shocked when a 64-year-old man named Sang Yook blasted by a state trooper in his BMW. After he was pulled over by police, Yook explained to the officers that he never speeds and that someone had been tailgating him earlier so he decided to separate himself from that situation by increasing his speed.

Yook also got out of his car during the traffic stop and pleaded with troopers to cut him a break. When he refused to return to his vehicle, the troopers were forced to arrest him for criminal speeding. Yook received a fine and 48 hours in jail for going 69 miles per hour over the speed limit.


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