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December 10, 2013

Video: Jadeveon Clowney ticketed for driving 110 mph

The S.C. Highway Patrol released dashboard camera video on Tuesday.

The S.C. Highway Patrol trooper who pulled University of South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney over on Interstate 77 Saturday night had to top 140 mph to catch up to the Gamecock star.

According to video from a dashboard camera released Tuesday by the S.C. Highway Patrol, the trooper clocked Clowney traveling southbound at 110 mph on I-77 near Mile Marker 42 shortly after 8:30 p.m.

It took the trooper three miles to catch up to Clowney, as the trooper topped 140 mph as he sped by other vehicles.

The day before, Clemson QB Tajh Boyd was stopped for speeding as well.

When he pulled the silver Chrysler 300 SRT over, and radioed in the license plate number, the trooper was told the plate came back as "Clowney."

The trooper talks to Clowney about how fast he was going and gathered his license and registration. A passenger inside the car's voice is heard on the video, but is inaudible.

Once back inside the patrol car, the trooper calls someone to inform them he had stopped Clowney. "I've got Clowney down here on the interstate doing 110," the trooper said. "Affirmative."

When the trooper returns to the vehicle, he tells Clowney that is being cited for speeding and that he has a court date Jan. 9 in Winnsboro. Clowney is told he can pay the fine or appear in court.

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