Ohio officer posts viral message to 'invincible' teen ticketed for speeding

The officer wrote the emotional open letter on Facebook


By Associated Press

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A police officer in a Cleveland suburb posted a message on social media after ticketing an 18-year-old for driving 100 mph (161 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone.

The officer wrote on Facebook Sunday that he didn't feel bad about writing the ticket because the teen needs to slow down before causing a fatal crash.

 

To the 18 year old kid I stopped on SR 10, You’re welcome. I’d like to believe that you were minutes away from creating...

Posted by North Ridgeville Police Department on Sunday, December 16, 2018

The officer says the reckless teen driver "seemed like a really nice kid who made a bad decision."

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