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OSP Cites 103 MPH Driver on Highway 26 west of Madras
06/16/2009
Sergeant Don Wagner
Oregon State Police- Prineville
Office: (541) 416-0852
 
Lieutenant Carl Rhodes
Oregon State Police
Bend Area Command
Office: (541) 388-6213

On June 15, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Oregon State Police Trooper Todd Burke of the Prineville Oregon State Police Worksite, stopped a 1997 gray Suzuki traveling West on Hwy 26, 10 miles east of Madras, for traveling at 103 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.
 
The driver, 20 year old Travis Sprengel of Madras was operating the vehicle. Mr. Sprengel stated being in a hurry to pick up a cat in Madras. Mr. Sprengel was issued a citation for Violation of the Basic Speed rule, 103 mph in a 55 zone.
 
A conviction for driving over 100 mph carries a mandatory fine of $1,103.00 and a suspension of driving privileges.