Villa Park man arrested driving 75-mph on Green Bay Road

A man who Kenilworth police reported allegedly drove an estimated 40 miles over the speed limit while arguing with his girlfriend now faces a charge of aggravated speeding in connection with the July 22 incident.

Ali Saad, 25, of 513 N. Michigan Ave., in Villa Park, is scheduled to appear Sept. 4 in Cook County Court in Skokie.

Police said an officer doing a radar check of drivers’ speed on the 500 block of Green Bay Road shortly after 8:30 p.m. July 22 clocked the car Saad was driving at 75 mph as he headed south. Police finally stopped him on the 600 block of Wayland Avenue.

The report indicated that Saad was sober at the time of the incident. However police said that Saad was allegedly involved in an argument with his girlfriend during that time.

Changes in Illinois law have increased penalties for aggravated speeding, which is defined as going 26 mph or more above the speed limit. Where it was once listed as a petty offense, aggravated speeding is now a criminal misdemeanor.

Driving 26 to 35 mph above the speed limit is a Class B misdemeanor; driving 36 mph or more above the limit is a Class A misdemeanor, subject to fines of up to $2,500 and up to a year in jail, plus driver’s license suspension or revocation.

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