Deputies: Teen arrested after going 103 mph

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2012

SALISBURY — A 16-year-old West Rowan High School student was taken into custody Tuesday after deputies said he was driving 103 mph on Statesville Boulevard.
Desmond Jackson was traveling away from school in a 55 mph zone about 7:30 a.m. with two female passengers when deputy Michael Dixon clocked him, according to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report.
Dixon caught up with Jackson’s 2000 Lincoln LS at the intersection of Statesville Boulevard and Hildebrand Road.
The 16-year-old, who was driving on a limited learner’s permit, stopped after about a quarter of a mile, the report said.
Dixon contacted West Rowan High’s resource officer Lana Sterling. Sterling took the two teenage passengers to school.
Authorities charged Jackson with speeding and no operators license. He was released after posting a $500 bond.