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This Woman Has Racked Up 89 Speed Camera Tickets

By Mae Rice in News on Dec 30, 2015 8:00PM

Andreana Stevens' mugshot from the Henry County sheriff's office

A 24-year-old Chicago woman has racked up 89 speed camera tickets since Chicago’s traffic cameras were installed in October 2013, the Tribune reports.

Though the city still has its chronic speeding offenders in spite of the cameras, Andreana Stevens is an outlier: she accumulated more tickets since the cameras’ installation than any other driver, according to the Tribune. She now owes the city $30,000 in tickets and fines.

"I might have to file for bankruptcy just to get out from under it all," Stevens, a single mom who lives on the South Side and works at Portillo’s, told the Tribune.

An excerpt from her rap sheet: In summer 2014, Stevens was pulled over for going 88 mph in a 70 mph, the Tribune reports. Based on that one stop, she was charged with five offenses: aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended driver's license, having no valid insurance and failure to use a child-restraint device.

Stevens pleaded not guilty, and her trial is scheduled for this coming April.

She was in the driver's seat when many of the speeding incidents took place, she told the Tribune, but she added, "Everyone in my family uses that car, so to be honest I don't know who was driving for a lot of [the offenses]."