BALTIMORE — Last week the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland conducted a “high-intensity speed enforcement detail” on Route 10 just south of Baltimore.
During the operation, ground units coordinated with its aviation unit in order to catch speeders. Police caught multiple violators exceeding 100 mph. However, the top speed was a Ford Mustang clocked at 169 mph, police told WTOP.
Officers made 19 traffic stops during 2 ½ hours of operation, which resulted in 24 citations and five warnings for “egregious speed violations,” according to the police news release.
The department said the “enforcement effort is a continuation of directed enforcement patrols conducted on various county roadways as a result of crashes, aggressive driving, and speed complaints,” FOX 13 reported.
𝐀𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐄𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 – Members of the AACPPD’s Traffic Safety Section, with the assistance of the Aviation Unit, conducted a speed enforcement detail on Route 10 today. Details at https://t.co/OKeb2w8Hvd #MdTraffic pic.twitter.com/XZkTAJCNhx
— Anne Arundel County Police Department (@AACOPD) June 24, 2022
According to WTOP, the fine for exceeding 40 mph over the speed limit in Maryland is $530, and drivers can also be cited for negligent driving and reckless driving, which often occurs in many jurisdictions when speeds exceed 100 mph.
It was unclear if the driver of the Mustang — or any motorist exceeding 100 mph — was cited for negligent or reckless driving.