In a campaign to get speeding drivers to slow down and reduce the risk of wrecks, injuries and death, state police released the names of two area drivers deemed “Stand-Out Speeders” who were ticketed over the past month.
December Cordetsky, 20, of Johnstown, was clocked at 93 in a 55-mph zone Aug. 1 in West Wheatfield Township, according to the base commander, Lt. Joseph Loughran.
Online court records show Cordetsky pleaded guilty to the citation Aug. 14 in Blairsville District Court and was assessed $248.50 in fines and costs.
Loughran reported that police radar showed Joe Mwete, 18, of Pittsburgh, driving 99 mph in a 55-mph zone Aug. 31 in West Wheatfield Township. A hearing is set for Oct. 25 in Blairsville.
“Motorists who choose to drive at excessive speeds often place themselves, their passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, highway maintenance workers and first responders at increased risk of injury or death,” Loughran said.