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Speeder traveling at 122 mph arrested in Leesburg after search of vehicle

Aaron Michael Martin
Aaron Michael Martin

A speeder traveling at 122 miles per hour was arrested in Leesburg after a search of his vehicle.

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was northbound on U.S. Hwy. 441 late Thursday night when he clocked a white Toyota traveling southbound at 122 mph. The deputy turned around with his emergency lights activated and pursued the speeder. Before the Toyota came to a stop near the intersection of U.S. Hwy.441 and County Road 473, the Toyota veered to the right and struck a guardrail in two different places.

As soon as the driver, 31-year-old Aaron Michael Martin of Eustis, opened his car door, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana. The deputy detained Martin in his patrol car and searched Martin’s car. The deputy found a backpack which contained three baggies filled with marijuana and a digital scale. He also found another baggie which also contained marijuana in front of the car’s shifter. 

Martin was placed under arrest for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and reckless driving.He was transported to the Lake County Jail where bond was set at $2,500. 

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