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    Gold-medal sprinter Bailey convicted of speeding


    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) -- Donovan Bailey, once the world's fastest man on foot, has been found guilty of going too fast in his car.

    Bailey, 33, was convicted Monday of driving his Mercedes-Benz 200 kph (120 mph) Nov. 24 on a road with a 100 kph (63 mph) speed limit.

    Bailey, who was in Italy at a track meet and did not appear in court, was fined $975 Canadian ($640 U.S.). "He runs fast and he drives fast, except now he's going to slow down," his lawyer, Paul Stunt, said as he left the Ontario Court of Justice.

    Bailey won the gold medal in the men's 100 meters at the 1996 Olympics. Stunt, who pleaded not guilty for his client, tried unsuccessfully Monday to argue for an adjournment. He said that Bailey's chances of a fair hearing had been compromised by a Jan. 9 newspaper account of the speeding charge.

    In 1998, Bailey was fined $200 Canadian ($130 U.S.) for failing to report an accident that destroyed his Mercedes in 1997. In that single-car crash in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Bailey's car struck a concrete utility pole, flipped over and caught fire.

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    SETH JOHNSON (LEEDS UNITED), PORSCHE 911 - 135 MPH (2003)
    TERRY ALLEN, #21 SUV, 134 MPH (1997)
    ANDRÉ ACTION JACKSON, FERRARI 575M – 129 MPH (2003)
    JUAN PABLO MONTOYA (FORMULA 1), 2003 BMV, 126.7 MPH
    RICKY WILLIAMS, #34 PAXIL MERCEDES SUV, 126 MPH (2002)
    JOSE CANSECO, JAGUAR, 125 MPH (1989)
    DERRICK COLEMAN, 2003 LAND ROVER, 125 MPH
    DWIGHT YORKE (MANCHESTER UNITED), FERRARI 121.9 MPH (1999)
    KWAME BROWN, 120 MPH (2002)
    DONOVAN BAILEY (TRACK) , 120 MPH, 2000 MERCEDES BENZBEN AFFLECK (ACTOR), 114 MPH (2001)
    EDGERRIN JAMES, 111 MPH, #32 2002 MERCEDES BENZ
    GUY VERHOFSTADT (BELGIUM PRIME MINISTER) 111 MPH (2002), nailed after leveling criticism towards Prince Laurent
    JOHN GREGORY, DERBY COUNTY COACH/MANAGER (ENGLISH FIRST DIVISION), 111 MPH (2002)
    GERMAINE CROWELL, 110 MPH (1999)
    LEE HENDRIE (ENGLISH FOOTBALL), 106 MPH (2003)DRE BLY, CORVETTE, 105 MPH (2000)
    ERIC CLAPTON, 105 MPH (1990)
    MILAN HEJDUK, SUV, 102 MPH (2002)
    ANTONIO FREEMAN, 102 MPH (2000)
    JAY WILLIAMS 1998 ACURA, 102 MPH (incident in 2001 while playing for Duke)
    CHAD KELSAY FORMER NEBRASKA DE, 100 MPH (2002)
    HARRIET HAMAN (BRITISH PARLAMENT MEMBER, 99 MPH (2003)
    JERRAMY STEVENS (NFL), 98 MPH (2002)
    JONATHAN WOODGATE (ENGLISH FOOTBALLER) 97.71 MPH (2003)
    ALBERT GORE (SON OF THE AL GORE), 97 MPH (2000)
    DIMITRIUS UNDERWOOD, 95 MPH (2000)
    MARCO RIVERA (NFL), 95 MPH (IN A 45 - 2000)
    GRAY DAVIS' MOTORCADE, 94 MPH (2003)
    ALLEN IVERSON, 93 MPH (1997)
    PRINCESS ANNE, 93 MPH (ONE OF THREE CAREER SPEEDING VIOLATIONS - 2001)
    PAUL INCE (ENGLISH SOCCER) AUDI A8, 90 MPH (2003)
    PERNELL WHITAKER (BOXING), 90 MPH (2001)
    TONY DELK (NBA), 1997 BLACK MUSTANG 90 MPH
    LATRELL SPREWELL, 90 MPH, MERCEDES CONVERTABLE (1998)
    JOSEPH FORTE, 90 MPH (2003), MARIJUANA, GUN CHARGE ALSO INVOLVED
    ROY TARPLEY, 90 MPH (1994)
    BRIAN GRIESE, PROVISIONAL - 80 MPH
    STEPHON MARBURY, PROVISIONAL - NAVIGATOR, 75 MPH (RESIDENTIAL ZONE, ALSO BLEW A .18 - 2002)
    MIKE TYSON, CHAIRMAN MAO LAMBORGHINI, PROVISIONAL (71 MPH IN A 30 - 1989)
    SAM MACK (NBA), PROVISIONAL (70 MPH IN A 25/CHASE - 1999), HAD 19 BAGS OF HIPPIE LETTUCE ON BOARD!!!
    TERRY GLENN, #88, PROVISIONAL (65 IN A 30 - 1999)
    TONYA HARDING, GOLDENPALACE.COM 1977 FORD PICKUP, PROVISIONAL
    ORENTHAL “O.J.” SIMPSON, 1994 FORD WHITE BRONCO, PROVISIONAL

  • #2
    Re: Too fast

    >ORENTHAL “O.J.” SIMPSON, 1994 FORD WHITE BRONCO, PROVISIONAL<

    Provisionsal? Is that what they call it when they charge you with driving too slow?

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    • #3
      Re: Too fast

      1) women do drive that much
      2) women drive slower than men
      or
      3) women respect laws better than men

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      • #4
        Re: Too fast

        Pierre-Jean,

        There are other possibilities, women could be more effective than men at pleading their case with the mostly male officers who stop them.

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        • #5
          Re: Too fast

          My 100mph ticket in November on the I5 resulted in a $390 fine plus I wasn't eligible for traffic school so my insurance will go up. I was apparently lucky to escape a reckless driving charge...I congratulated the cop for catching me (I'd never had a ticket before, I'm 46 and always speed)and he seemed to think it was funny. Thank goodness I spotted him and hit the brakes before he clocked me!

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