MONGOMERY COUNTY, MO. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a dangerous trend on roads and highways statewide: Speeding on those left wide open by the stay-at-home order tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

In some cases, troopers have caught some drivers reaching triples digits or two-and-a-half times the legal speed limit on the radar.

Recently, MSHP troopers caught one driver going 103 miles per hour on I-70 in Montgomery County.

A traffic stop that followed was anything but routine. Troopers recovered marijuana and a stolen 9mm handgun.

Troopers have recovered nine stolen guns from traffic stops since January 1, according to MSHP.


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