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OSP Cites 130 MPH Driver on Highway 18 west of McMinnville
Lieutenant Marlene West
Oregon State Police - McMinnville
Office: (503) 472-0294

Two drivers were cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers during the last two days for traveling well in excess of 100 mph, including one person for going 130 mph on Highway 18 west of McMinnville.
On June 1, 2009 at approximately 1:40 a.m. a 1994 Mercedes sedan driven by ALEX JOSEPH PFEIFFER, age 19, from Sherwood, was observed west of McMinnville on Highway 18 by a trooper driving eastbound at 130 mph. The trooper initiated a traffic stop and when contacted, PFEIFFER said he was just seeing what his car could do. PFEIFFER was issued a citation for Violation of the Basic Rule driving in excess of 100 mph.
In the second case on May 31st, OSP Trooper Colin Tracy was stopped at a red light on Kruse Way in an unmarked Aggressive Driving Enforcement Program (ADEP) patrol car behind a green motorcycle. When the traffic signal turned green the 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle accelerated toward northbound Interstate 5 and the trooper was able to obtain a speed reading of 110 mph while it was in a curve merging onto the freeway from Kruse Way. The motorcycle was stopped near milepost 295 and its operator, TODD A. MARSH, age 46, from McMinnville, was cited for Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit in Excess of 100 mph to wit: 110 mph in a 55 mph speed zone.
Scheduled bail in both cases on the issued citations is set at $1,103.