Driver pulled over after going over 90 mph in school zone, Las Vegas police say

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Motor School.(Lee Ortlieb | FOX5)
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 6:48 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:50 AM MST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - In a Friday afternoon tweet, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Traffic Bureau posted a photo of a car being towed after allegedly going 97 mph in a 25 mph school zone.

In the caption for the tweet, LVMPD said, “When the lights are flashing for a school zone to reduce your speed, it’s not a suggestion! If YOU choose to drive 97MPH in a 25MPH school zone,YOU choose to take a ride to Clark County Detention Center!We have had 7 pedestrians killed on our roads just this week!!”

Police identified the suspect as Danette Colbert. Colbert is facing charges of reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving without a license and no proof of insurance. The incident happened near Starr and Las Vegas Boulevard around 8 a.m. Aug. 12.

Police said they were conducting school zone enforcement near Steve Schorr Elementary School. An officer saw a 2022 Ford Mustang driving recklessly in the area, an arrest report said. A radar gun caught the Mustang going 97 mph in the 25 mph school zone, the report said.

LVMPD said the vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic and wouldn’t stop for police. The Mustang eventually stopped at a red light and police caught up before pulling the driver over, the report said. Colbert was in the driver’s seat.

Colbert told officers she did nothing wrong and there was no reason to pull her over, the report said, and she said the officer would have to prove she was speeding. Colbert also claimed the officer only pulled her over because she was Black, the arrest report said.

Police interviewed the passenger in the vehicle who said she tried to tell her cousin to slow down, the arrest report said.

Colbert had a court hearing set for Oct. 11, according to court records.