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Driver ticketed going 122 mph on I-15 in Kaysville

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-10 17:41:02-04

KAYSVILLE, Utah — Despite numerous deadly accidents connected to speeding across Utah in recent months, it seems that lead foots in the state have yet to heed the message to slow down.

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In a post to Instagram, the Utah Highway Patrol showed a ticket given to a driver caught going 122 mph on Interstate 15 in Kaysville on Tuesday morning. Even worse, the car hit those speeds in a 70 mph zone.

The driver, who was behind the wheel with a suspended or revoked license, was finally stopped near the 200 North exit at around 8 a.m.

Because of a new Utah law that went into effect last week, the driver was given a ticket for reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor and not an infraction as a speeding citation was previously.

Starting May 4, speeding in excess of 105 mph will possibly be cited as reckless driving.

"We've seen a spike in speeds this high, which are very dangerous and have resulted in a lot of crashes," said Sgt. Cameron Roden.