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Driver, 19, cited for going 97 mph on Peachtree Pkwy. in south Forsyth
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SOUTH FORSYTH — A 19-year-old Lawrenceville man was arrested Thursday night after a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy clocked him on radar driving 97 mph on Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth.

The Honda civic was one of three vehicles traveling south on the parkway, also known as Hwy. 141, that were reportedly seen weaving in and out of traffic near Laurel Springs Parkway. The posted speed limit in that area is 55 mph.

The teen was charged with reckless driving and speeding, both misdemeanors, according to a sheriff’s report.

Georgia’s Super Speeder Law dictates a driver may be subjected to additional fines if he or she is convicted of speeding at 75 mph or faster on a two-lane road or at 85 mph or above on an road or highway in the state, according to the Georgia Department of Driver Services.

In addition to traditional fines and fees paid to the jurisdiction where the speeding offense took place, super speeders may be assessed a $200 state fee that is sent through the mail.

Additional points are not added to the driver’s record. However, failure to pay the fee within 120 days of official notice will result in the suspension of the offender’s license or driving privileges, with an additional $50 reinstatement fee then being required.