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Man traveling 141 MPH to see his girlfriend, ends up spending the night in jail

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KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- One man was arrested Friday after deputies clocked him traveling 141 MPH on I-20 in Kershaw County,

Liam Chou Buckley, who lives in Myrtle Beach, was caught traveling 141 MPH in a 70 MPH zone near the 87 mile marker around 11:30 p.m.

The 20-year-old was driving a 2005 Corvette. When asked why he was traveling so fast he told deputies he was on his way to Myrtle Beach to see his girlfriend.

The deputy provided Buckley with a traffic citation for speeding 25 MPH above the speed limit and transported him to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he spent the night before being released on his own recognizance.

“What can I say?” said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

“It should be pretty common knowledge now that we patrol I-20 pretty heavily due to our high fatality rate there and the shortage of State Troopers in our county. Speeds in excess of 100 MPH are pretty common and one would think that with this increased enforcement people would slow down a little.”

So far this year, four people have died in traffic accidents on 1-20 between the White Pond Road exit and the Lugoff exit. Because of that, Kershaw County deputies have increased their efforts on that section of I-20.

If convicted, Buckley faces a maximum fine of $440.00 and 6 points on his license in addition to possible legal fees and a major jump in his insurance premium.

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