Speeding driver’s text message: ‘I am going to jail’

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comSeptember 10, 2013 

— A driver who was stopped for speeding Saturday told a York County Sheriff’s deputy he was racing with a motorcycle before admitting his fault and stating that he deserved to go to jail.

At about 7:40 p.m., a Sheriff’s deputy travelling on Hands Mill Highway saw a black Audi A8 speed on the road and change lanes without using a signal, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. The officer followed the car until the driver pulled over onto the side of Barronwood Road without the officer having to turn on his patrol car’s blue lights.

The driver threw “some type of object along with a significant amount of liquid” out of the front passenger window, the report states.

The deputy spoke with the driver, a 42-year-old Georgetown man, who told the deputy he was “being stupid and racing a motorcycle,” the report states. He told the deputy that the liquid was likely Sprite soda.

The deputy saw the man’s cell phone, which had the message, “I am going to jail” typed into a text message, the report states. The driver told the officer he did not have a license. The deputy found a cup full of liquid smelling like alcohol near some bushes.

The man was arrested and charged with changing lanes improperly, driving without a license and violation of the ABC law, the report states. After he was booked, the driver told the deputy: “I was speeding, you’re just doing your job; I deserve what I got.”

His car was towed and he was released from the York County Detention Center on a $500 bond.

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