Deputies: Man Drove 103 mph in Rush Hour Traffic

Kershaw deputies arrest man for riding motorcycle at 103mph.

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) -- A Blythewood man has been arrested for driving 58 mph over the speed limit in rush hour traffic in Lugoff.

Deputies arrested Kirkland Savalas Wright, 20, and charged him with speeding.

Investigators say at about 5:30 pm on September 15, a Kershaw deputy observed two motorcycles traveling at a high rate of speed over the Wateree River bridge coming into Lugoff on Highway 1.

The deputy's radar locked onto the first motorcycle that was traveling at 60 mph where the speed limit is 45. Deputies report almost immediately, a second motorcycle traveling at 103 mph passed the first bike and then passed the deputy who turned around on him and activated his blue lights.

The deputy pulled Wright over immediately.  The deputy says he asked him why he was going so fast and says Wright replied that he was just going to work.

"It goes without saying that driving 103 mph in a 45 mph zone during rush hour is extremely irresponsible," said Sheriff Jim Matthews. "Kirkland Wright's actions endangered lots of innocent people, as well as himself."

Wright was arrested at the scene, charged with speeding 26+ mph over the posted limit and transported to the Kershaw County Jail where he posted bond.



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