A driver caught going 128 mph on the San Mateo Bridge Sunday morning is a San Diego resident who told the California Highway Patrol she was late for her flight out of Oakland.
A CHP officer was enforcing speed on the eastbound side of the bridge when the “shiny new” Mercedes SUV flew by, according to the CHP. The car was “passing all other vehicles and putting countless families at risk,” the CHP said.
“Our officer could tell other drivers were happy to see him there since as soon as they saw him trying to catch up they all moved out of the way without him having to activate his lights until he was approximately 100 feet behind the SUV,” the CHP said.
The officer pulled the driver over at about 9 a.m. The CHP said the driver was likely unaware at how windy the San Mateo Bridge can get.
“One false move and we would’ve had ourselves a major crash like we did last night on US-101 southbound, south of Millbrae where a female driver lost control of her car, overturned and was ejected,” the CHP said. “Unfortunately she died at the scene.”
In the end, the driver missed her flight, and will most likely lose her license for 30 days and pay a hefty fine.