A Florida woman was spotted driving 100mph on Rt. 1 in Port St. Lucie, FL last week. Melissa Miller, 41, was supposed to have been obeying the posted 30mph speed limit, but says she was dircted by a higher power to put her pedal to the metal. With one hand on the horn and one hand out the window, she led Ft. Pierce police on a short chase, almost hit a curb and crossed two lanes of traffic before finally coming to a stop on a side street. Police not only arrested her for reckless driving, but they arrested her on probation violation for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. When she was asked by Ft. Pierce Police why she was blowing her horn and driving 100mph, she replied, seriously, that the Lord had guided her to do so. Miller was booked into the jail and held on $375 bond.
In the state of Virginia, §46.2-862 states that reckless driving is driving “at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit. ” A class 1 misdemeanor, it is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, and a possible loss of your driving privileges for up to six months.
If you find yourself driving in excess of 80mph or 20mph over the speed limit and are pulled over by a Virginia State Trooper, Fairfax County Police or any other law enforcement official, give The Gordon Law Firm a call at 703-218-8416 or toll-free at 1-800-591-NOVA for your free consultation about reckless driving, the possible punishment and defense.