Aug 11, 2014
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A driver was cited last week for reaching speeds of up to 112 miles per hour on Richmond Parkway, police said.

The driver, who hasn’t been identified, was going that fast while Richmond police were conducting a traffic enforcement operation on the parkway near the intersection of Parr Boulevard Wednesday, police spokesperson Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said Monday.

While racing on Richmond Parkway has been a problem, this speeding driver was not involved in any competition, Abetkov said.

The driver told police “they were in a hurry to get somewhere,” Abetkov said.

“Going to be an expensive ticket to say the least,” she added. “Obviously driving that fast is just ridiculous.”

Richmond police have been stepping up their enforcement on the parkway due to reports of excessive speeding. During a two hour period Wednesday, the police speed trap at Parr Boulevard led to 32 citations, Police Chief Chris Magnus said on Facebook.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.