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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 30, 2010

Auto racing: Indy 500 driver gets speeding ticket before race

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS Race driver Tomas Scheckter's need for speed apparently goes beyond his 20th position start in Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

Scheckter got a speeding ticket Friday night on Interstate 65 in Indianapolis, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour. Police say it was difficult to clock Scheckter accurately because he was weaving in and out of traffic.

Scheckter says on his Twitter account that officers told him he was going "over 100."

Scheckter could have been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving but was instead given a ticket for driving at an unreasonable speed. The ticket carries a fine of $175 to $500.

Indianapolis police say officers have discretion and that Scheckter was not treated differently than other speeders.