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Chico mayor cited for driving 102 mph

Published On: Feb 28 2014 11:01:23 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 28 2014 03:39:02 PM CST

Chico Mayor Scott Gruendl

CHICO, Calif. -

Chico mayor Scott Gruendl has been cited for unsafe operation of a vehicle.

According to court records, Gruendl was clocked going 102 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 99.

"I have never had anything like that happen and it requires a court appearance. I take responsibility for it and will accept any penalty accordingly," said Gruendl Friday via text message.

He will be arraigned on March 27.

According to California law, a first time conviction of speeding in excess of 100 mph could result in a $500 fine and a loss of one's driver license for 30 days.

"I did not disclose to the officer my role nor do I expect any special consideration," Gruendle said.