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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Four more motorists have been added to the Olmsted County 100 mph club.

One was riding a motorcycle and was clocked at 104 mph on Highway 52 near Oronoco and told the trooper who caught him he was late for work.

Another said he was on his way to St Marys Hospital to see a friend who had been in a recent traffic accident.

Another of the super speeders said he was on his way to Chicago to do some sightseeing.

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Nearly 20 motorists have been caught driving over 100 mph in the Rochester area since April 1st.

Summary of latest 100 mph additions:

May 24/8:30 pm   
Highway 52 near Oronoco 
108/65
Aftab Osman, 27 years old, Farmington

SQUAD NB US52 NEAR MP 68 SAWS SB VEH VIS FAST LL PULLING AWAY FROM VEHS. BEHIND CHECKED 108 RADAR FRONT/OPPOSITE ANTENNA. CLEAR MATCHING SOLID TONE DROPPED AS PASSED CHECKED 105 REAR/OPPOSITE ANTENNA. AFTER SV WENT BY BRIEF LOSS OF SIGHT TURNED THROUGH MEDIAN CROSSOVER . CAUGHT UP TO SV NEAR 100T ST NW. SAW SV SLOWING. HIT BRAKES CHECKED 85 FRONT/SAME ANT. SV SLOWED MORE AND MOVED TO RL. DVR ADMITTED SPEEDING STATED THEY WERE TRYING TO GET TO ST MARY'S TO SEE A FRIEND THAT WAS IN RECENT CRASH.

June 7/12:30 pm
 I-90 near Stewartville   
102/70
Adisak Thanesanukul, 27 years old, San Francisco
Had Mexican DL

HE AND PASSENGER WERE ON WAY TO CHICAGO TO SIGHT SEE. DLS. THAILAND DL. STUDENT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

June 10/1:30 pm 
Highway 14 near Eyota
108/60
Brandon Hughes, 21 years old, Rochester

 DRIVER STATED HE WAS SPEEDING, BUT WAS NOT LOOKING AT HIS SPEEDOMETER.

June 13/7:30 am
Highway 52, near Oronoco
104/65
Hassan Hassan, 24-years-old, Rochester
motorcycle driver did not have MC endorsement

SQUAD DRIVING SB NEAR THE 7000 BLOCK HWY 52. OBSERVED MOTORCYCLE DRIVING NB HWY 52 AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED. RADAR ACTIVATED AND INDICATED 104 MPH IN 65 MPH ZONE. SQUAD TURNED AND CAUGHT UP TO MOTORCYCLE NB HWY 52 AND GAINED SPEED READINGS OF 83 MPH AND 84 MPH. DRIVER STATED HE WAS LATE TO WORK AND TRYING TO GET TO WORK ON TIME. DRIVER DID NOT HAVE A MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT.

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