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Driver arrested after being clocked at 105 mph on Hwy 41

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Audrius D. Smith. Source: Gibson County Sheriff's Office Audrius D. Smith. Source: Gibson County Sheriff's Office
GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) -

A Tennessee man was arrested in Gibson County on Sunday after deputies clocked him driving 105 mph near Ft. Branch.

A little after 8:00 Sunday morning, a deputy with the Gibson County Sheriff's Office saw a vehicle traveling southbound on US Highway 41 at a very high rate of speed. That deputy clocked the vehicle at 105mph in a 60mph zone, just north of County Road 550 S near Toyota.

The sheriff's office says Indiana State Police were also out in the area and clocked the vehicle at 100mph in a 50mph zone, just north of State Road 168 near Iroquois Drive in Fort Branch.

Both the sheriff's office and state police stopped the vehicle at a Ft. Branch business.

The sheriff's office says the driver was 20-year-old Audrius D. Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee. He told them that he was trying to get back to Clarksville, TN for work at 11:00 a.m. and that he was running late with the different time zones.

During the investigation, officers recovered a marijuana joint from Smith. Smith told he last used marijuana on Saturday and that he had gotten the joint from someone at a gas station in Vincennes, IN.

Smith was transported to the Gibson County Jail and is being held on a $2400 cash bond, pending his preliminary court appearance.

He is charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana.

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