April 17, 2014

Driver arrested for excessive speed

Going 120 mph in a 55 mph-zone


The straight-away country setting of U.S. 25-South became a drag strip for a Manchester man early Saturday morning, but his run ended at the Laurel County Detention Center.

Now 34-year-old Eddie Cobb of Hwy. 149 in Manchester, will appear in Laurel District Court later this month to answer multiple charges stemming from his early morning drive.

Cobb was arrested around 3 a.m. Saturday, April 12, on U.S. 25-South, two miles south of London, after Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Boroviak clocked Cobb’s black Pontiac Firebird doing 120 mph in a 55 mph zone. Cobb was reportedly swerving from lane to lane in a reckless manner.

Boroviak stopped the vehicle which contained the driver and a passenger. Cobb, the driver, was arrested for the excessive speed and the manner in which he was operating the vehicle, placing himself, his passenger, and other motorists in serious danger. Cobb was taken to the jail on charges of speeding more than 26 mph over the speed limit, reckless driving, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to wear seat belts, no registration plates, no registration receipt, and failure to produce an insurance card.

Cobb was released from the Laurel County Detention Center at 1:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon on a $1,000 surety bond.

He is set for an arraignment in Laurel District Court on April 28.

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