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Ohio Postal Worker Arrested for Driving Over 100 MPH, Allegedly Racing in a Mustang

(WJW) – Neither rain, snow, nor a 60 mile per hour speed limit could stop an Ohio postal worker from abandoning her delivery route.

The postal worker was pulled over for driving over 100 miles per hour and police believe she was trying to race a sports car in her mail truck.


“Is there a reason you’re going over 100?” asked an officer, who was wearing a body camera.

“I didn’t realize I was going that fast,” the driver told the officer.

Body camera video shows 28-year-old Drew Brown’s United States Postal Service van pulled over by a Sandusky County sheriff’s deputy on April 21.

The officer said he clocked her at 105 mph on State Route 20, west of Fremont.

“Actually, a very unusual stop. For starters, it’s unusual for people to go over 100 miles per hour, but the really unusual part about this particular traffic stop was that the person we stopped worked for the United States Postal Service, and that’s what which made this one quite unique. said Sandusky County Sheriff Chris Hilton.

“That Mustang took off and caught my attention and you flew by and I was following you like 105,” the officer is heard saying in the body camera audio.

The officer said he first noticed a Ford Mustang driving slowly and then suddenly taking off at a high rate of speed.

“Did you know the person in the Mustang?” the deputy asked.

“No,” Brown responded.

“The deputy, while I was talking to him after the incident, I asked him that and he said, ‘Sheriff, it looked like the U.S. Postal Service vehicle was trying to race the Mustang,'” the sheriff said.

According to the sheriff, Brown’s license has been suspended three times. Two years ago it was restored. He has had four convictions for driving, three for speeding and one for not wearing a seat belt.

The United States Postal Service issued a statement saying: “Drew Brown is an employee. He is under investigation and, as a matter of policy, we cannot comment further on a specific personnel matter.”

“It appeared that he was working and that he was doing whatever his assigned duties were that day,” Sheriff Hilton said. “I don’t know what his assigned duties were, but the bottom line is that she is hired and has to drive as a mandatory part of her job, and for her to be so reckless in that sense is simply unsafe for the entire community. .”

Sheriff Hilton also said that when the deputy later asked Brown why she was driving over 100 miles per hour, she had no reason.

“I saw him take off and then you walked past him and I said, ‘Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me,’ and then he saw me coming up behind him and he did the right thing and stopped or slowed down and you continued on the right. So you have your driver’s license with you? the deputy said, before writing a citation for speeding.

Court records show that earlier this week, Brown appeared in court, pleaded guilty to the speeding citation and paid a fine.

When contacted by Fox 8 by phone, Brown said she didn’t have time to talk. She did confirm that she continues to work for the United States Postal Service, but she did not specify in what capacity.