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USPS Mail Truck Caught Doing 105mph

Snail mail? Actually, almost jail mail after a USPS mail truck, generally seen double-parking and not moving at all, was pulled over doing north of 100mph in a 60. Unsurprisingly, the Mustang it was racing won.

By Bram Teitelman · May 22, 2024

Sometimes, USPS stands for "U Speeding, Please Stop". Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons

Disclaimer: While this article is delivered with first-class facts, it also contains some packages of satire, some of which have those inexplicable footprints on them.

When you think “US Postal Service,” you’re probably imagining a long line at a post office, mail showing up after you’d hoped it would, and idling slowly behind one of their ubiquitous boxy trucks, waiting for it to slowly move your letter to the wrong address once again. That most definitely wasn’t the case last month in Fremont, OH. Instead, body camera footage shows a trooper pulling over a USPS truck that was going 105mph, which may be the fastest one of those trucks has ever gone.

According to news station WTVG, when pulled over and asked why she was driving in excess of 100mph, the female driver replied, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays this courier from the swift completion of my appointed rounds.” Actually, what she really told the officer was that she had no idea she was going that fast.

That seems like a bit of an exaggeration because look up at the top of that article - that jalopy looks like it would start shaking if it went over 40 tops (okay, we know from the below footage it’s actually a more modern van, but still…). The officer noted that he’d initially been getting ready to pull over a speeding Ford Mustang, but changed his mind, stating, “He caught my attention, and then you blew by him, and I was pacing you at like 105.”


It gets even sketchier, as the police report states that the van didn’t have any tags, which seems like a first-class foul to us. It also happened on a Sunday, which is generally the day in which you’re least likely to be delivered mail. The driver, Drew Brown, waived the case and has already paid $50 toward the $240 she owes.

Are there any lessons to be learned from all of this? Perhaps these aren’t the correct ones, but apparently, it only costs $240 to do 105 in Ohio, not having tags is something you can generally do, and maybe we had the wrong idea all along about how fast (or slow) the USPS can be.