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Police: Teen clocked at 114 mph, cites need to get home

Published On: Nov 19 2012 01:27:12 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 20 2012 10:28:22 AM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

A 17-year-old driver is facing a $429 speeding ticket after Madison police said they clocked him going 114 mph.

An officer spotted the vehicle going east on the West Beltline Highway near South Whitney Way at about 10:06 p.m. Thursday.

The officer said the teen guessed he was driving about 85 mph.  The driver apologized and told the officer he was speeding because he needed to get home.

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