On May 14, 2011, a trooper cited Chad E. Hankins, of Kiefer, for driving his 2011 Camaro SS 154 mph on the turnpike in Creek County, the fastest of any driver in the records reviewed by The Oklahoman. But no court record of his case exists in Creek County.
David Hankins said his son, now 22, was able to get the speeding ticket cleared from his record after he served several months of probation. He said his son and a friend had been tuning the sports car when they took it out for a test drive.
“I'm not trying to justify it,” David Hankins said. “He got a strong talking-to and a grounding.”
He said his son also sold the Camaro and now drives a four-cylinder pickup.
“He's out of the racing business,” Hankins said.
Between 1998 and the beginning of 2010, Brandon R. Foster, 32, of Inola, racked up at least 14 speeding tickets, including one in 2005 for driving 104 mph. But it was in 2010 that his driving seemed to take a turn for the worse.
That January, a trooper cited Foster for driving a Chevy two-door 140 mph on U.S. 412 in Rogers County. He was convicted of reckless driving and fined $100 plus court costs.
A month later, he was ticketed for failure to wear a seat belt. A month after that he again was cited for reckless driving in Rogers County, was convicted and fined $300 plus court costs.
In June 2010, he again was cited for speeding and fined $35 plus court costs. In November, he received another speeding ticket. That case was dismissed by the court.
Foster declined to comment.
Racing, trying to elude trooper at 150 mph
Trevell O. Winrow, 25, of Midwest City, already had been cited three times since June 2007 for speeding, including once for racing, when a trooper sought to pull him over on the Kilpatrick Turnpike near Pennsylvania Avenue in July 2010.
According to police, a chase ensued in which Winrow reached speeds of 150 mph in a 2005 Dodge four-door. It was the second fastest speed included in the state records reviewed by The Oklahoman.
In August 2010, he pleaded not guilty to criminal misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and attempting to elude police. Since then, Oklahoma County Special District Judge Russell D. Hall granted at least nine continuances requested by Winrow's lawyer.
Winrow last was scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21, but his case appears to have gotten lost in the system. There's no indication Winrow appeared, that anyone sought a continuance, that another hearing was scheduled or that a warrant was issued for his arrest. Notified in December of the discrepancy, a clerk in Hall's office said some cases “slip through the cracks.”
“This looks like one of them,” the clerk said.
Despite the December notification by The Oklahoman, Winrow's case still appeared in limbo last week with no new hearing scheduled. When notified a second time, the judge's staff moved forward with rescheduling the case, District Attorney David Prater said.
“You'll catch these occasionally, most times due to oversight,” Prater said. “At some point, we'll find them.”
Winrow could not be reached. Meanwhile his speeding travails continued. In October 2011, a trooper ticketed him for speeding on Interstate 35 in Logan County. He was convicted and fined $326 and court costs.
Man, 23, says he likes going fast on motorcycle
In June 2010, Eric W. Bridges, 23, of Miami, OK, was cited for riding a Honda motorcycle 130 mph on Interstate 44 in Ottawa County. He said a trooper wrote him a ticket for speeding, which the district attorney upgraded to reckless driving, a charge Bridges said he later got expunged after a year of unsupervised probation. In the meantime, he was cited again in July 2010, this time in Ottawa County, where a trooper again ticketed him for speeding on a motorcycle. He paid a $50 fine and court costs.
“I like speeding,” Bridges said.
Man, 19, is familiar face
in Chickasha courtroom
On Feb. 25, 2012, Robert E. Hankins, 19, of Chickasha, was cited for traveling 126 mph and operating a motorcycle without a valid license in Grady County. He pleaded guilty to both charges and was fined $305 and courts costs.
Just a few weeks later, Hankins was back in court, this time cited for driving while intoxicated by the Chickasha Police Department. In March, he pleaded guilty and was fined $500 and court costs and ordered to perform 26 hours of community service. A judge deferred the sentence.
In May, Hankins again was back in court for speeding. He pleaded guilty and paid a $10 fine and court costs. A week later he was back again for speeding, failure to have insurance and violating license restrictions. He was convicted on all charges and paid $50 in fines plus court costs. Hankins could not be reached.
Tulsan stopped for driving
125 mph in his Jaguar
In July 2010, a trooper ticketed Sidney W. Wefer, 24, of Tulsa, for driving a 2002 Jaguar 125 mph on Interstate 44 in Tulsa. He was convicted and paid a $100 fine plus court costs. In the interim, he was cited again for speeding in Rogers County. He was convicted and fined $35 and court costs.
In October 2010, he was cited again for speeding, convicted and fined $75 plus court costs.
Then, in January 2011, Wefer was cited for speeding and driving on a suspended license. Wefer pleaded guilty to the speeding charge, but Rogers County Special District Judge Terrell Crosson deferred the sentence. The suspended-license charge was reduced to failure to have a driver's license in possession while driving. Wefer pleaded guilty and Crosson again deferred the sentence. Wefer could not be reached.
Muskogee man, 38, accumulates 10 tickets
Justin M. Oldham, 38, of Muskogee, was cited in March 2010 for driving 104 mph in Delaware County and again in October 2010 for driving 106 mph in Wagoner County. He pleaded guilty to both charges and paid $290 in fines plus court costs. Since then, he's had four more speeding tickets, making a total of 10 since 2003. Oldham declined to comment.
Man, 26, racks up 8 tickets since '06, one for 143 mph
Daniel D. Clegg, 26, of Mannford, already had racked up seven speeding tickets since 2006, when he was cited in March 2010 for doing 143 mph on Interstate 244 in Tulsa County. He was convicted and fined $205 plus court costs. In September, he was ticketed again, driving 101 mph in Creek County. He pleaded guilty and paid a $135 fine and court costs. Clegg could not be reached.
El Reno man, 23, does 120 mph trying to elude police
In August 2011, Chad A. Cradduck, 23, of El Reno, was ticketed for doing 120 mph in Sequoyah County. He was charged with speeding and attempting to elude an officer.
Cradduck pleaded guilty to the speeding charge and was fined $205 and court costs. He pleaded not guilty to eluding. Cradduck was fined $100 and court costs, but Sequoyah County Special District Judge Larry Langley deferred the sentence.
Cradduck previously had been cited for speeding and three times for not wearing a seat belt since 2009. He could not be reached.