Senate candidate Carlos Beruff feels a need to speed
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff likes to go fast when he gets behind the wheel.
And it's cost him his license before, at least temporarily, state driving records show.
Five times over the last six years Beruff, 58, has been ticketed for speeding, including three times when he went at least 23 mph over the posted speed limit. That includes being clocked at 103 miles per hour on Interstate 75, which resulted in a fine of $503 and his license being suspended for 40 days in 2010.
"I had a really nice car. You can drive 103 and it not be dangerous," Beruff said of his Mercedes-Benz S550. "Still, it's wrong. I get it."
Beruff said he was pulled over in Collier County as he and his son — now 18 — raced from Bradenton to Miami Beach to meet up with his soon-to-be wife two days before their wedding. Beruff said he was ticketed right before hitting the toll booth to get onto Alligator Alley. The family had dinner reservations at Joe's Stone Crab on Miami Beach and he didn't want to be late and lose the reservation, Beruff said.