Police gave a Washington State man quite a ticket in Oregon. Police say Gary Zaser, 60, was going 130 mph in a 55 mph zone when stopped by troopers. Zaser allegedly told police that he just bought a new Ducati motorcycle and he wanted to see what it could do. He found out it the hard way when police gave him a $1103 ticket.
Even though Zaser was given a $1103 speeding ticket, he was lucky. Lucky that police did not suspend his driver’s license which they could have under the circumstances. According to news reports $1103 is the automatic fine for people going more than 100 miles per hour in Oregon.
In Massachusetts police have many options when they see someone driving as fast as Zaser. He could have been arrested and charged with negligent operation. Police could also file an immediate threat action where the Registry of Motor Vehicles automatically suspends a person license. Finally, if police encounter a driver going that fast they may give then a speeding ticket. In Massachusetts the fine would be right around $830.
Patrick Donovan is a Massachusetts Criminal Attorney. Attorney Donovan has represented people charged with both criminal citations. Attorney Donovan has appeared in over 50 courts in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan is a former prosecutor that offers free consultations.