Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – Nearly 20 more names have been added to the Rochester area 100 mph club.
Mega speeders have been clocked at 100 mph or faster between early March and mid-June.
The top two speeders were captured around the same time in different areas on June 4. And both are teenagers.
The top speed recorded over the three-month period was 117 mph. A state trooper clocked a vehicle driven by Masoud Ahmed, 18, of Rochester, at 117 mph in the 65 mph zone of westbound Highway 14 near 7th St NW around 11:00 p.m. on June 4. Ahmed told the soldier that he was in a hurry because his “Mom wanted him to come home.”
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Second on the latest list is another Rochester teenager who was caught driving 109mph in a 65mph zone on the freeway around 10.45pm on June 4. According to the quote, 16-year-old Caleb Ofstedahl told the soldier who shot him that it was a new car and that he “I wanted to see how fast it would go.”
Third on the list is Diego Lopez, 23, of Rochester, who was riding a motorcycle that a state trooper clocked at 106 mph in the 55 mph zone in the 2400 block of 75th St NW around 3:00 p.m. on April 10.
A county deputy clocked a car traveling at 105 mph in the 65 mph zone on Highway 52 in SW Rochester around 7:30 p.m. on April 14. The ticket was Matthew Robbins, 51, of Rochester. He pleaded guilty to driving 94 mph as part of a plea deal.
A Rochester teenager was clocked at 105 mph on Highway 52 near the 19th Street overpass around 10:30 p.m. on June 22. It continued to accelerate until it exited at 2nd St SW. The driver – Mohamed Alfalasi, 18 – told the policeman “He had some confusion as to whether his vehicle was in kilometers per hour or mph.” He was ticketed for driving 105mph in a 60mph zone.
A La Crosse man was clocked at 104 mph in the 65 mph zone on Highway 52 in the Oronoco area around 1:30 p.m. on April 7. Alexander Duresky, 28, was convicted of speeding.
Raymond Duque, 39, of Rochester, also clocked 104 mph. He was caught speeding on Highway 14 around 8 a.m. on March 7.
Other recent additions to the 100 mph club:
Patricia Alvarado, 20, of Hopkins; 102 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 52 near Oronoco on April 16; told the officer “she was in a hurry to get to Rochester because her sister was having a baby; there was a baby in the back seat
Issac Sveen of Byron, 29; 100 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-90 on May 26; had a young child in the back seat
- Andrew Beaner, 26, of Bloomington; 103 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-90 on May 26; also ticketed for driving with a revoked DL
- Treyson Green, 21, of Apple Valley; 102 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 52 on March 10
- Frank Ranc, 47, of West Concord; 102 mph on 65 mph zone on Highway 52 near Pine Island on June 17
- Oswald Ayebo, 17, of Rochester; 101 mph in a 50 mph zone on Highway 63 on March 18
- Jacari Miller, 20, of Rochester; 101 mph to 60 mph on Highway 52 in Rochester on June 8; said she was going home ‘because her father was rushed to the emergency room’
- Pedro Robles, 23, of Apple Valley; 101 mph in a 60 mph zone on Highway 52 in Rochester on May 16
- Salahuddin Al Mashkoore, 24, of Rochester; 100 mph in a 60 mph zone in Rochester on June 19
- Asho Noor, 22, of Rochester; 100 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 52 in Rochester on April 18
- A Rochester teenager was caught driving at 80 mph in downtown Rochester. A city police officer clocked 18-year-old Muhyadin Ali at 80 mph in the 30 mph zone on S. Broadway near the intersection of 6th Street around 1 a.m. April 9.
- Alexys Villanueva, 21, of Plainview, was charged with speeding and reckless driving after being clocked at 63 mph in the 30 mph zone on S. Broadway near the intersection of 9th Street on April 8
A large number of motorists have continued to be caught driving at +80 and +90 mph over the past few months.
Moreover, more and more drivers are caught using their mobile phone while driving.
Mega-speeders are being captured all over Minnesota, a phenomenon that began in the early months of the pandemic when many major roads were near empty of traffic.
Here’s a video of a recent speedster that was caught in the Twin Cities:
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced border-to-border (B2B) speed enforcement in southeast Minnesota on Friday, July 1 on Interstates 14 and 19.
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