Man in hurry is fined for high-speed driving
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org December 6, 2012 7:12PM
Nicholas A. Sciortino, 23, of far west-central Naperville, paid a $500 fine to settle a high-speed ticket he received last summer from Naperville police. It was the second such ticket issued to Sciortino in a two-month period. | Courtesy of Naperville Police Department
Updated: January 8, 2013 6:32AM
A Naperville man who drove 50 mph over the posted speed limit while en route to be with his girlfriend has been sentenced in that case.
Nicholas A. Sciortino pleaded guilty in Wheaton Traffic Court to a charge of speeding 40 mph or more over the statutory limit in connection with the incident last summer. Judge Mary E. O’Connor on Nov. 26 accepted Sciortino’s plea and fined him $500, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court.
It was Sciortino’s second instance of high-speed driving in two months. He was ticketed late last spring by Illinois State Police for speeding 26-30 mph over the statutory limit, court records showed.
Sciortino, 23, lives on the 2300 block of Lexington Lane, in the Ivy Ridge area of far west-central Naperville. He was stopped about 10:17 p.m. Aug. 25 while driving west on Ogden Avenue near Mill Street.
A Naperville police officer was on patrol on Ogden Avenue near Brainard Street “when he observed a vehicle pass him at a high rate of speed,” a police spokesman said in August. “The vehicle’s speed was locked on radar” at 85 mph in a 35 mph zone, the spokesman said.
Sciortino’s vehicle was curbed on Ogden Avenue near Naperville North High School. When the officer asked him why he was driving so fast, Sciortino “advised he was going to see his girlfriend,” the spokesman said.
A glass pipe commonly used in smoking marijuana was found inside the vehicle, which led police to also ticket Sciortino for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. That charge was dismissed in court.
District 15 Illinois Strate Police on June 21 cited Sciortino for driving at a speed of 85 mph in a 55 mph zone. Court records indicated the officer who stopped him made a “no court appearance required” notation on Sciortino’s ticket, allowing him to pay a fine by mail and receive court supervision in that case.