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Speed Demons Haunt State Road 2

LaPorte County, IN) - The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department caught a couple more would-be race car drivers doing triple-digit speeds near Rolling Prairie.


On Thursday afternoon, a LaPorte County Sheriff's deputy clocked two vehicles at 104 mph traveling west on State Road 2 near 400 East.


56-year-old Steven Allen and 24-year-old Rafael Jimenez, both of LaPorte, were cited for speeding and reckless driving. Jimenez was driving with a suspended license.


This is the second time this week for reckless driving on State Road 2. Early Monday morning, stopped 37-year-old Demond Cross of Rolling Prairie for doing 110 mph near 150 East.


Speaking on behalf of the Sheriff's Department, Captain Derek Allen said law enforcement would not tolerate this type of public endangerment.


"Speeding, to this degree, is an extremely dangerous driving behavior," Allen said. "Deputies will continue to seek out and take appropriate enforcement action against speeding drivers to improve traffic safety on all La Porte County roadways.”

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