A 79-year-old woman’s midnight drive at 147 mph

One cure for insomnia is a midnight drive. But not at excessive speeds

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a 79-year-old woman's Porsche Boxster GTS car satisfied her need for speed - photo credit - YouTube

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – For millions of people around America, suffering from insomnia can be nerve wrecking. Yet one 79-year-old woman in Belgium believes that she had found a remedy for her sleepless nights, according to Fox News.

Unfortunately for her, the police did not think her cure something they would advise for others who face the same medical dilemma.

Most parents who have small babies that can’t seem to fall asleep at night except when mom or dad takes them for a brief ride in the car to lull them to sleep might empathize with the elderly woman. This insomnia stricken woman was having problems falling to sleep last June 2016 and decided that perhaps the cure was a need for speed.

So, following her instinct, she climbed into her very, very fast Porsche Boxster GTS for a spin in for a midnight drive to “clear her head,” in the sports car.


Well, as one might expect, when you have a Porsche, you are not going to just rev it up for a nice sedate drive up and down the neighborhood streets. The woman chose to air it out and according to published reports reached a speed of 147 miles an hour.

The woman ended up in court earlier this week to explain to the judge why she was out on that road. He asked if she were actually behind the wheel when it was caught racing down the road close to the car’s top speed of 173 miles an hour. The speeding oldster fessed up to breaking the law in a car that has 330 horsepower under the hood.

The speeding oldster fessed up to breaking the law in a car that has 330 horsepower under the hood.

Since the 79-year-old did not have a criminal record before she was stopped by law enforcement for a midnight drive to “clear her head’ the court fined her $4,500 which is the equivalent of 4,000 euros. It also appears that the midnight speed demon has been prevented from solving her insomnia with midnight racing as well. She has been banned from driving any vehicle for the next three months.

She has been banned from driving any vehicle for the next three months.

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Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.