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OSP Troopers Cite Exotic Sports Car Drivers for Speed Violations
04/23/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper cited the drivers of six exotic sports cars for speed racing Thursday morning when he spotted the vehicles at a high rate of speed on Highway 18 near Grand Ronde. Over two hours later, one of the same vehicles was stopped again by OSP in the Columbia River Gorge for a high speed violation.
 
On April 23, 2009 at approximately 11:15 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper David Peterson received a driving complaint from OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of about ten exotic-style vehicles passing in no pass zones and traveling at high rates of speed on Highway 18 just west of Grand Ronde. Senior Trooper Peterson set up on Highway 18 east of Grand Ronde and observed 5 of the vehicles pass by him at a high rate of speed. As he accelerated onto Highway 18, a sixth vehicle passed his patrol car at high speed.
 
Senior Trooper Peterson stopped all six vehicles and cited the drivers for Speed Racing. The drivers were cooperative and told the trooper there was a total of 20 similar vehicles traveling together on an annual road trip. One of the stopped drivers was from Washington State and the other drivers were from Canada.
 
Over two hours later one of the same vehicles stopped by Senior Trooper Peterson, a 2004 Lamborghini with Alberta license plate "BADBUL", was stopped about 1:45 p.m. on Interstate 84 eastbound near Multnomah Falls by OSP Sergeant Tom Worthy for going 90 mph in a 65 mph zone.