Leesburg driver clocked at nearly 100 mph over speed limit

A Virginia driver is in hot water for allegedly treating a Loudoun County road like it’s the autobahn.

Luke Jones, 21, of Leesburg, was clocked driving at 133 mph — in a 45-mph zone — on May 11, according to Leesburg police.

Leesburg police said a blue 2007 Corvette driven by Jones streaked by an officer on Virginia Route 7 near Battlefield Parkway just before 5 p.m.

The officer caught up to the Corvette while behind the wheel of a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan.

Jones was cited for reckless driving by speed, which is a misdemeanor and carries a mandatory court appearance.

Officer Michael Drogin, a Leesburg police spokesman, said — to his knowledge — this is the fastest speed that one of the department’s officers has charged a driver with going.

John Aaron

John Aaron is a news anchor and reporter for WTOP. After starting his professional broadcast career as an anchor and reporter for WGET and WGTY in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he went on to spend several years in the world of sports media, working for Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network Radio, and WTOP.

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