Kenosha man with revoked license,16 prior offenses, arrested for going 101 mph in a 55 mph zone

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 35-year-old Kenosha man, with an extensive history of traffic offenses, was arrested for driving more than 100 mph in a 55 mph zone. 

According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, just after 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17, a sheriff's deputy was monitoring traffic on State Highway 31 (S. Green Bay Road), south of State Highway 11 (Durand Avenue) in Mount Pleasant, and observed a Hyundai Santa Fe traveling at a high rate of speed. 

The deputy, according to the sheriff's office, clocked the driver traveling at 101 mph in a 55 mph zone. 

Officials say the deputy pursued the vehicle and a traffic stop was made on Braun Road. The driver was identified as 35-year-old Dean Burns of Kenosha. 

It was determined Burns had a revoked license with 16 prior convictions for operating after revocation, and multiple other traffic offenses. 

The sheriff's office says Burns has not had a valid driver's license since 2015, and has a history of not paying fines for his citations. 

The deputy transported Burns to the Racine County Jail where he is being held on a cash bail of $1,554.60 for the following offenses.

  • Operating After Revocation – 17th offense
  • Speeding – 46 mph over
  • Reckless Driving
  • No Insurance
  • Seatbelt
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

“The Sheriff’s Office is fully staffed, trained, and equipped to aggressively target reckless drivers – both on county roads and in every Racine County municipality," said Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling. "There are far too many incidents of completely irresponsible drivers putting our citizens at risk of serious injury or death. This dangerous behavior will not be tolerated. If you drive recklessly, a deputy will stop you, arrest you, and take you to jail!”

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