OHP not amused after troopers say LeBron cited going 100+ m.p.h.

7:05 PM, Jan 14, 2008   |    comments
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LeBron says he was driving to his house after a game in New Orleans when he was stopped at 2:43 a.m. "I wasn't drunk, nothing like that," says the Cavs forward. "I was just speeding." He was driving his 2008 Mercedes Benz when he was cited in Brunswick Hills in Medina County. "It's got two-hundred on the dashboard," LeBron joked about the speedometer on his car. It's no laughing matter for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Officers made almost 1000 stops of drivers traveling more than 100 mph in 2007. "I'm just curious what would present an individual the motive to drive a vehicle at that substantial of a speed," says Lt. Eric Sheppard, who says there's no profile for excessive speeders. "They drive vehicles worth two- or three-hundred dollars to vehicles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars." Lt. Sheppard says cars become harder to control the faster they go, becoming 2000 pound weapons. "I made a mistake and I'll live with it," LeBron says of his indiscretion. LeBron's attorney entered a not guilty plea in court last week. There's a hearing scheduled for February 11th, the same day the Cavs will play the Magic in Orlando.


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