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Woman arrested for driving 97 mph in Las Vegas school zone

KSNV – Las Vegas 8/19/2022 News 3 Staff
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A woman was arrested last week for allegedly driving nearly 100 miles per hour in a south Las Vegas valley school zone, according to an arrest report.

Danette Colbert was taken into custody after being stopped near Steve Schorr Elementary School, in the area of Bermuda Road and Starr Avenue, on Friday, Aug. 12.

In an arrest report, police say a motorcycle officer saw a Ford Mustang speeding west on Starr. The officer used his radar gun to clock the Mustang at 97 mph, nearly four times the posted school zone limit of 25 mph.

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"The vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic, not using a turn signal and cutting other vehicles off by changing lanes unsafely," police wrote.

The Mustang continued going west and came to a stop at a red light at Las Vegas Boulevard, allowing the motorcycle officer to catch up and perform a vehicle stop.

Colbert, the driver, "kept stating she did nothing wrong and I had no reason to pull her over," the officer wrote in his report. Colbert only had a Louisiana ID card, not a driver's license, and did not have any evidence of insurance. 

There was also a passenger in the Mustang, police wrote. When asked why Colbert was going so fast, the passenger said they didn't know why and tried telling Colbert to slow down.

Colbert was booked on suspicion of reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving without a valid license and no evidence of insurance, all misdemeanors. Court records indicate the next hearing for her case is scheduled for October.

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