Police: Woman caught driving 113 mph gave no reason

Published 12:33 pm Friday, January 16, 2015

With most major roads cleared of ice and snow, Indiana State Police officers said they expected motorists would be driving faster than normal today.

But 113 mph? That’s a little faster than they anticipated.

That’s the speed Trooper Joe Swisher clocked a car at around 10:30 a.m. today near Peru, Indiana.

Swisher said he was monitoring traffic at the intersection when a 2008 Mercedes ML 350 blew past him at 113 mph heading east on U.S. 24.

That particular Mercedes model has a top speed of 160 mph. 

The driver, Yutting Yang, a 24-year-old from Kent, Ohio, was stopped approximately 14 miles later at U.S. 24 and Indiana 115 by deputies from the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said Yang gave no reason for her excessive speed. She was cited for reckless driving.

Carson Gerber writes for the Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune.