Riga, N.Y. — State police say 44-year-old Melissa Hunter was clocked driving at 107 miles an hour on Route 490 in Riga Saturday morning.
Hunter, of Silver Springs, Wyoming County, was arrested and charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated.
Police said her blood alcohol level was .18 which is more than twice the legal limit.
State Police say while this arrest is shocking to many people, they catch people driving over 100 miles an hour more often than you might think.
In fact, twice last week, they issued tickets in a work zone, where the speed limit is reduced.
One driver was going 99 miles an hour and the other over 100 miles an hour.
Trooper Mark O'Donnell told us, "People don't realize how dangerous it is to go that speed."
O'Donnell said "If you hit something going 100 miles an hour, whether it is a deer, or a tire in the road, you will be seriously injured or killed."
Other drivers told us while they sometimes exceed the speed limit, they never go that fast.
Stacy Neelin said, "I maybe go ten miles an hour over the speed limit, but not that fast. 100 miles an hour? You would have to be drunk."
Another man told us he wasn't surprised. He said, "Most cars are designed to go 100 miles an hour, that's what they do." He did admit that driving that fast was dangerous.
Police said what people don't realize is that they save very little time by speeding and risk their lives and others.
Speeding drivers also face hefty fines if they are caught.
Fines are doubled for drivers caught speeding in a work zone.