Clowney cited for driving 110 mph on interstate

December 9, 2013 

FBC SCAROLINA Jadeveon Clowney

South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney on the sidelines during the game against Arkansas Saturday October 12, 2013 in Fayetteville.

SARAH BENTHAM — Special to GoGamecocks.com

University of South Carolina football superstar Jadeveon Clowney was ticketed Saturday for driving 110 mph in a 70 zone.

Clowney was traveling Interstate 77 in Fairfield County on Saturday evening, according to Lance Cpl. David Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol. He was pulled over near Mile Marker 39.

He was given a $355 ticket for the offense.

An athletic department spokesman said Steve Spurrier was in route to New York and not available to comment on Clowney's charge.

Lt. Kelley Hughes, communications liaison for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, said the violation would mean a maximum of six points against Clowney’s license because he was traveling 25 or more miles per hour more than the posted limit.

A driver in South Carolina has their license suspended if they accumulate 12 points. According to public records, Clowney was also stopped for speeding in February 2012 and cited for traveling less than 10 miles over the posted speed limit. He paid a fine of $81.50 in March of 2012 on that citation.

The ticket could not be upgraded to an endangerment charge or more serious offense regardless of the speed, Hughes said.

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