Four speeding tickets issued within three hours to Ill. man, girlfriend
(Published Thursday, January 13, 2005 12:04:37 PM CST)
MILWAUKEE - An Illinois man and his girlfriend received nearly $1,400 in speeding tickets within about three hours on Interstate 90 in Wisconsin, authorities say.
Piotr Pac, 21, of Prospect Heights, Ill., was cited New Year's Day for allegedly going 100 mph in Rock County at 5:59 a.m., 84 mph in Columbia County at 6:56 a.m. and 77 mph in Sauk County at 7:28 a.m., the Wisconsin State Patrol said.
His girlfriend, Emilia A. Goralczyk, 18, of Mount Prospect, Ill, was cited for allegedly driving the same 2004 Nissan Altima at 108 mph in Dane County at 9:05 a.m.
Pac said Goralczyk had called him at 4 a.m. that day, crying over a fight she had with a friend at a party, so he drove 180 miles to Wisconsin Dells to pick her up.
"I would do everything for her," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
But Pac said he had to be home by 10 a.m. to start work, and he was 21/2 hours late, but had called ahead and his boss was not angry.
"You have to have an exciting life," he said, "because (otherwise) life is boring."
Pac, who faces $902 of the $1,393 in speeding tickets issued, said he had not yet decided whether to pay them or ask judges for leniency.