August 12, 2006

Driver gets 70 speeding tickets in 5 months

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - As a mortgage broker in
Arizona, Francesca Cisneros is used to working with big
numbers. It's the double-digit speed limits she has trouble

Cisneros racked up 70 speeding tickets in the last five
months, a record for the Scottsdale Police Department, police
said on Friday.

Speeding cameras in Scottsdale, a suburb of Phoenix,
snapped pictures of the 32-year-old woman as she tore through
the sun-baked city in her Honda Civic between March 2 and July

"She told arresting officers she was speeding because she
seemed to be late for client meetings all the time," Scottsdale
Police Department spokesman Mark Clark told Reuters. "I guess
she's got some time management issues."

The second-worst offender in the department's history
accumulated a mere 25 tickets, Clark said.

Police said Cisneros said she threw her speeding tickets
away because she thought nothing could happen to her if she
didn't pay them.

Clark said Cisneros faces some $11,000 in fines and could
have her license suspended.