Spring Break speeders have state troopers on high alert

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - "As soon as we pulled in the spot, we had an 89 mph and two 87 mph's," says Sergeant Steve Jarrett.

It only takes a few minutes for Jarrett to put the brakes on another spring break speeder.

"Did you realize you were going a little fast?" he asks a driver along I-65 just outside Montgomery.

He's working overtime this weekend for one reason.

"To promote traffic safety," he says.

With thousands on the roads, state troopers are out in full force.

And for Jarrett, that means a little extra attention on a hot spot along I-65 North.

"I knew he was coming for me," says Lori Myers.

Jarrett wrote Myers a speeding ticket.

"I'm gonna be a lot more cautious. Speed's going to go down," she says.

But it's not just speeders, he's enforcing it all.

"We stopped the vehicle because the front seat occupant was not wearing a seatbelt."

Troopers are out day and night.  They're setting up checkpoint stations throughout the area, making sure drivers have licenses, insurance and haven't been drinking.

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