Frederick county sheriff’s office issues warning

The Frederick County Sheriff Office is warning citizens about speeding after citing a 16-year-old driver for reckless driving.

The young driver was traveling 96 mph on a county road, not
interstate.

While speeding is often considered a victimless crime, there can be serious consequences.

Speed related crashes cause property damage, personal injury or death and it doesn’t have to a high rate of speed.

Bottom line is:

  •  Anything 20 mph over a posted speed limit, or over 85 mph, can be considered Reckless Driving by Speed.
  • Reckless Driving in Virginia is a Class 1 Misdemeanor that carries possible jail time.
  • A driver convicted in Frederick County for a reckless speed above 100 mph will most likely be given the chance to reflect upon their poor choices from inside the Northwestern Regional Adult
    Detention Facility

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