Peoria PD: Man caught doing over 100 MPH on Loop 101

Posted at 11:13 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 20:39:26-04

Peoria police captured a man traveling at over 100 MPH on the Loop 101 in the northwest valley. 

Police say that during the morning rush hour on May 3, 25-year-old Stephen Patrick Ross was driving his Acura TSX in a reckless manner, endangering himself and others on the highway as he changed lanes several times at over 100 miles per hour. 

When police caught up and arrested Ross near 95th and Olive avenues, they found over $2,600 in cash in his pocket neatly bundled by rubber bands sorted by denomination. 

Police say they also found a bag of cocaine in an eyeglass case in the car. Ross allegedly admitted to police that he used the drug in the early morning hours before getting on the freeway. Ross was driving on a suspended license after a DUI conviction.

Ross was arrested for reckless driving, excessive speed, driving without a license and various drug charges.