A North Ridgeville, Ohio Police Department post about an 18-year-old driving 100 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone has gone viral…
The Facebook post is from the officer who stopped the teen and wrote the ticket citing him for excessive speed.
“You said you didn’t realize how fast you were going. That’s a lie,” the officer wrote. “You may not realize when you’re doing 45 in a 35 but you are fully aware of every mile per hour at 100. You realize it with every bump you hit. You realize it as you pass cars so fast the wind moves your car. You realize it every time you drift over the line and when you move the wheel the car reacts a lot quicker than you’re used to. You absolutely realized it.”
The officer goes on to speak from experience having to deal with the lifeless bodies of teens who, unlike the teen he ticketed, weren’t fortunate enough to have been stopped before tragedy struck.
“I can tell you dozens of stories of dead and broken 18 year old bodies that I’ve pulled from cars. Broken bodies that I’ve found in front yards after crashes. Unrecognizable bodies. They thought they were invincible too. They weren’t. They were gone so they missed the part where I had to tell their parents that they were dead. Part of your soul disappears every time you have to tell parents that their kid is dead.”
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office reposted the the heartfelt thoughts to its Facebook page.
You can read the full post here.