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Driver Allegedly Blamed Speeding On The Fact That He Was 'Cheating On His Wife'

John Pickard allegedly told a cop he was driving 90 mph in a 55 mph zone because he needed to get home quickly to prevent his wife from finding out about his two-timing.

By M.L. Nestel
Jon Earl Pickard Pd

A Florida man pulled over for speeding allegedly told authorities he was trying to get home quickly in an attempt to prevent his wife from finding out he was also cheating.

John Pickard, 52, was behind the wheel of a 2015 Honda Accord on Saturday evening along U.S. Route 19 in Palm Harbor, Florida when he was allegedly clocked going over 90 mph in a 55 mph zone.

During the traffic stop, Pickard allegedly admitted his driving was “reckless and endangering because he needed to get home in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife,” according to a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com

The alleged speed demon was cuffed and cited for reckless driving. 

Upon searching Pickard, the arresting Tarpon Springs Police Officer pulled a “plastic sandwich baggie” from his front T-shirt pocket. A test of the substance confirmed it was 2.1 grams worth of “white rock" crack cocaine, authorities said.

Pickard then “spontaneously” told the officer that he “had just purchased [it] for $50,” the affidavit states. 

The authorities tacked on an additional drug possession charge.

The next day, Pickard was released from Pinellas County Jail after posting a $2,250 bond. 

According to jail records, Pickard was charged back in March for domestic battery. 

The incident, which reportedly involved Pickard scratching his wife during an altercation, was later dismissed at his wife's request, The Smoking Gun reported.

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