Douglas County Sheriff’s candidate ticketed for driving over 100mph en route to Cinco de Mayo parade

A Douglas County Sheriff’s candidate was ticketed for speeding on his way to the Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday morning. According to a police report, George Merithew was ticketed for driving 107 on a 65 Saturday around 9am. on I-80 East near 42nd Street. Police were able to shoulder the vehicle on I-80 east of 4n2d streets. When officers approached the vehicle, they identified the driver as Merithew, who was wearing a Merithew for Sheriff shirt. The citation says the officer estimated that the driver was traveling at 110 miles per hour and was able to lock the car with radar. The officer wrote “the vehicle flew over to my right and then presumably slowed down after seeing a flagged cruiser.” According to the reports, Merithew provided his driver’s license and paperwork for the vehicle and when asked if everything was current on his documents and for his phone number, Merithew showed the trooper his retired OPD ID badge. Officers said they were not aware of the identity of the BMW vehicle or driver before stopping Merithew. Merithew issued a statement on Saturday saying: “Of course. George was speeding. Like thousands of other drivers, he was stopped, obeyed the officer and was subpoenaed. He will now exercise the same rights as any other citizen has to deal with.” to act the fine.”

A Douglas County Sheriff’s candidate was ticketed for speeding on his way to the Cinco de Mayo parade Saturday morning.

According to a police report, George Merithew was given a ticket for driving 107 on a Saturday 65th around 9am. on I-80 East near 42nd Street.

Police were able to shoulder the vehicle on I-80 east of 4n2d streets. When officers approached the vehicle, they identified the driver as Merithew, who was wearing a Merithew for Sheriff shirt.

The citation says the officer estimated that the driver was traveling at 110 miles per hour and was able to lock the car with radar. The officer wrote, “the vehicle flew over to my right and then presumably slowed down after seeing a flagged cruiser.”

According to the reports, Merithew provided his driver’s license and paperwork for the vehicle and when asked if everything was current on his documents and his phone number, Merithew showed the trooper his retired OPD ID badge.

Officers said they were not aware of the identity of the BMW vehicle or driver before stopping Merithew.

Merithew issued a statement on Saturday saying: “Of course. George was speeding. Like thousands of other drivers, he was stopped, obeyed the officer and was subpoenaed. He will now exercise the same rights as any other citizen has to deal with.” to act the fine.”

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