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Two-hour effort nabs 149 speeders on I-40

Posted November 18, 2010 3:19 p.m. EST
Updated November 18, 2010 4:03 p.m. EST

— Law enforcement officers cited 149 drivers on Interstate 40 in Wake County with speeding during a two-hour period Wednesday afternoon, including one driver cited for exceeding 90 mph.

A total of 170 citations were issued during the enforcement effort, authorities said Thursday. Charges included one person who was texting while driving, one fugitive, two people driving with revoked licenses and three who were driving without a license.

During the No Need 2 Speed effort, which began Monday and runs through Nov. 28, stepped-up enforcement and patrols are being conducted across the state. Officers are focusing on drivers exceeding the posted speed limit on interstates and major four-lane highways.