May 20, 2010

72-year-old woman stopped for driving 102 mph in a 45 zone

A Spartanburg woman arrested after Union police clocked her Buick at 102 mph in a 45-mph zone Tuesday spent Wednesday trying to figure out how she wound up in Union.

Sandra Weiss Powell, 72, of 180 Hilltop Road, Spartanburg, told the Herald-Journal Wednesday that she left home to go to a hair appointment on East Main Street in Spartanburg, but turned right when she should have turned left.

“I really was out of it,” Powell said. “I don’t know how I got there. I don’t drive that fast. The best thing was that police stopped me, and the nightmare ended.”

A Union police officer met Powell on Highway 176 as she was driving toward Union, estimated her speed at 101 mph, measured it at 102 mph and turned around to follow her.

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