Ohio woman charged after high-speed drive

ISP clocked car traveling 113 mph

by Joseph Slacian

The Wabash County Sheriff’s Department stopped a vehicle driven by an Ohio woman after Indiana State Police clocked her driving at 113 mph on U.S. 24 near U.S. 31 in Miami County on Thursday, Jan. 15.

Wabash County deputies stopped the woman, Yutting Yang, 24, Kent, Ohio, near SR 115 about 10:45 a.m.

ISP Master Trooper Joe Swisher charged Yang with reckless driving. She has a court case pending in Miami Superior Court.

According to ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Slocum, Swisher was westbound on U.S. 24 when he clocked her allegedly driving at 113 mph in a 60 mph zone in the eastbound lane.

“He didn’t pursue her,” Slocum told The Paper. “Generally, he would have just turned around in the median, but with the snow there he couldn’t. He had to go to the U.S. 31 interchange and turn around.

“He radioed ahead to the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department and they got into place to stop her.”

He said the deputies were unable to get a reading on her speed in Wabash County, but believe she was still travelling more than 100 mph.”

Yang didn’t tell police why she was driving so fast, Slocum said.
Slocum said Yang was lucky that she didn’t crash her 2008 Mercedes ML 350, especially with the road conditions being what they were.

“We’re finally starting to see some pavement on the road,” he said. “But we’re still having slide-offs. We’re glad to get her stopped before she crashed herself or crashed into someone else.”

Posted on 2015 Jan 20