ISP nabs 116 mph driver near Des Moines

The Iowa State Patrol used an example of extreme speeding to warn drivers to slow down in today's wet and potentially wintry weather.

In a Facebook post, a trooper shows an image of his radar gun clocking someone going 116 miles per hour in the Des Moines area, though it does not specify what road.

 The Iowa State Patrol has said the number of speeders going 100 mph or faster has doubled in the last five years.  Police caught 797 drivers going at least that fast in 2017.

Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner has called on Iowa lawmakers to increase penalties for extreme speeders going 30 mph or more over the speed limit.

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