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Speeding drivers busted in Georgetown

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Drivers who are seeing more blue and gray on the streets of Savannah – are not alone.

Georgia State Patrol troopers are working more wrecks and speed control alongside the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept.

In Jamie Ertle's Streets of Speed report, she went to Georgetown to see why drivers are going so fast there.

For Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joel Mock catching speeders is like shooting fish in a barrel.

"In the area we are in now at 204 and the bypass, we can get as many speeders today as we can stand," Mock said.

What he can't stand is clocking someone going 91 mph in a 55 mph zone. Mock had barely put the cruiser in park when he jumped out and flagged down the offender. 

The driver told Mock that it's finals week and she was running late. She is not the only student pulled over with that excuse. 

Mock motions another student rushing to finals to pull over and without checking her surroundings.

She crosses into the path of another driver sending both of them into the grass. The truck almost went into the trees. 

Southside EMS arrives and takes a passenger in the truck to the hospital to be safe, but she'll be OK. The two drivers are OK as well, but it was a scary situation that possibly would have been avoided - Mock says - by not speeding in the first place.

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