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‘You most likely saved her life’: Police post warning after catching woman driving over 100 mph in snow

Although the state of Illinois is already facing life-threatening weather conditions, it seems that one woman didn’t let the dangerous weather slow her down as she was arrested after driving 115 mph in a 35 mph zone on snowy roads.

The Illinois State Police took to its Facebook page on Monday morning to post a photo of the citation given to the woman who was clocked driving 115 mph and included a warning to residents.

Illinois State Police posted a photo of a citation for someone going over 35 MPH above the speed limit. (Photo: Facebook)

“If you think we don’t patrol in town, you’re mistaken,” the Facebook post read. “And if you think you won’t get in a bad crash in town because the speed limits are low and you’re a good driver, think again. Just remember there are people like this driving next to you.”

In the comment section below, the police added that the woman was arrested and jailed on Monday night, adding the hashtag #ThatsGoToJailSpeed.

The Illinois State Police didn’t immediately provide Yahoo Lifestyle with updated information on the arrest. According to Illinois’ speeding laws, however, the driver is likely facing charges of a class A misdemeanor, which carries up to one year in jail and a maximum of $2,500 in fines.

By the looks of the over 600 comments on the state police post, it seems that most people are outraged at the woman’s speeding and happy that an officer was able to put her in jail.

“Thank you for taking this extremely reckless person off the streets and I hope the judiciary in your State takes this as serious as it should be taken. People who drive like this should have their driving privilege permanently revoked with no exceptions,” one person wrote.

Others are simply baffled at the fact that she was even able to go that fast, considering all of the snow on the roads.

“Curious what Illinois road is in good enough shape to go that fast,” someone said. “She’s lucky to have been stopped before something terrible happened. You most likely saved her life last night,” wrote another.

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