Woman arrested for driving 107 MPH on I-85

Raven Elise Steves

April 1, 2021 at 4:02 PM ET

COWETA COUNTY – A Hogansville women was arrested last month after a Georgia State Trooper witnessed her driving through Coweta County on I-85 at 107 MPH.

24-year-old Raven Elise Steves told the Trooper she was “just having fun”. Steves was booked into the Coweta County Jail on charges of speeding, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle without proper registration.

The Trooper’s narrative report is below.

[Editor’s Note: The Trooper identified the vehicle as a Subaru FZR. However, our search returned a 2017 Subaru BRZ.]

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On March 21, 2021 around 5:10 pm, I was sitting stationary on Interstate 85 south near mile maker 52 in Coweta County, Georgia; when I observed a silver vehicle traveling in the #3 lane approaching at a high rate of speed. I estimated its speed to be 103 mph in a 70-mph zone, with heavy traffic and little to no room to change lanes. I used my STALKER DSR2X SN:DB007141 Radar Unit to confirm its speed which gave me a return of 107-mph.

I initiated my emergency equipment and caught up with the suspect vehicle. I observed the vehicle still traveling at a high rate of speed changing from the #3 lane to the #4 and approaching a vehicle that just entered the interstate traveling at a much slower speed. The driver slowed down quick to avoid an accident and I was able to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Subaru FZR bearing Georgia Registration of CPC7325. I advised the driver to turn the vehicle off and step out of the car and come to the rear.

I advised the driver she was under arrest for reckless driving and speeding at 107-mph. The driver was identified by her Georgia driver’s license as Raven Elise Steves (W/F DOB 1997). When I asked why she was traveling that fast she advised she was just having fun. Ms. Steves also advised me that when she saw me, she slowed down, which indicated that she was traveling at a faster speed than 107 before I was able to give a visual estimation.

Ms. Steve was transported to the Coweta County Sheriffs Office without incident and issued citations for speeding, reckless driving, and expired tag. Ms. Steves’s vehicle was released to Parkers AAA Wrecker Service. This Investigation was recorded on WatchGuard 4RE USB Perm# 4216B.

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