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Originally published Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 11:23 AM

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Dave Matthews concertgoer ticketed — twice — on I-90

A guy returning from The Gorge Amphitheatre after a Dave Matthews Band concert Saturday night got two speeding tickets within hours of each other.

Seattle Times staff reporter

Hit with a speeding ticket, most drivers usually slow down.

But not everyone.

A guy returning from the Gorge Amphitheatre after a Dave Matthews Band concert Saturday night got two speeding tickets within hours of each other.

And the State Patrol troopers in East King County who tagged the man for going nearly 20 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 90 wouldn't have known he'd been ticketed earlier in Kittitas County had the man not boasted about it on his car.

"One speeding ticket 2 Dave — $113," the man had written on his back window after getting the first ticket. "Seeing DMB at the Gorge — PRICELESS."

"He was so excited about having seen Dave Matthews, he didn't seem to mind that he had been stopped a second time," State Patrol spokeswoman Christina Martin said.

It's pretty unusual for motorists to be ticketed twice in the same day — or even on the same trip, Martin said.

"Most people get ticketed and they slow down — at least that reminds them for a while," she said.

The man was one of some 85 speeders stopped during a two-hour period Saturday as part of the state's recently launched "Slow Down or Pay Up" campaign. Martin said paperwork will likely show an additional 80 or so speeders were stopped on Monday.

Lornet Turnbull: 206-464-2420 or lturnbull@seattletimes.com

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