April 26 LCSO responded to calls for service on U.S. 36 regarding a very fast/careless driver. At 7:55 p.m. on U.S. 36 near Utica a deputy locked in speed on radar on the suspect vehicle at 110 miles per hour in a 65 limit. The driver, Jerome J. Halsey III, 25, Chicago, Illinois was arrested for the excessive speed and posted bond. Mr. Halsey is scheduled to appear in Livingston County Court May 27, 2020.
Consider this: 110 MPH equals 161.33 Feet Per Second! This is an absolute disregard for the safety of every person on the roadway! This car had to be operating at maximum speed.
Glad we were in position to help on this call for service. It is frustrating seeing so many extreme violations on our highways. We are again scheduling additional Traffic Enforcement Activities by our deputy sheriffs which is paid for by safety grants. We had delayed these enforcement projects due to Covid-19 but the traffic has picked up and many people are not slowing down or driving safe.
Sheriff Steve Cox
NOTE: All persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law. An arrest is merely an allegation and nothing more!