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Police: Florida man says he was speeding because he was cheating on his wife

Tarpon Springs police say they found crack cocaine in his pocket.
Credit: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Jon Earl Pickard

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla — Driving more than 90 miles per hour when the speed limit is 55 – is going to get the attention of police.

Officers say Jon Earl Pickard was doing just that on Sunday through Tarpon Springs. The 52-year-old was pulled over and officers asked him why he was speeding, an arrest report states.

According to his arrest affidavit, Pickard told police he was in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife. Officers arrested Pickard and charged him with reckless driving.

After he was put in handcuffs, the arrest report says officers also found a plastic bag with 2.1 grams of crack cocaine in his shirt pocket. The affidavit says Pickard "spontaneously" said he had just bought the drugs for $50.

A judge set Pickard’s bond at $2,250. He paid it and was released from jail.

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