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Arizona Department of Public Safety arrests “serial” criminal speeder

Peoria man had 11 criminal and 55 civil speeding violations; his highest speed was 104 mph

Friday, November 20, 2009 -

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officers arrested Elvis Amir Saloum, 29, of Peoria, at a shopping center near his home. He will be charged with 11 criminal speeding violations along with one count of reckless driving. Saloum, a real estate agent, owns 5 homes throughout the valley. DPS investigators had been looking for him since July. Beginning in January of this year, Saloum has been caught multiple times by Photo Enforcement cameras on State Route 51, Interstate 17, the Loop 101, and Interstate 10 driving his 98 Lexus at speeds ranging from 86 miles per hour to 104 miles per hour.

In addition, on 55 separate occasions, Saloum has been caught on photo enforcement cameras violating the posted speed limit.

Saloum was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix on 11 counts of criminal speeding.

Media Advisory: DPS Investigators on this case will be available from 10:00a.m, until 12:00p.m. at 2222 W. Encanto BLVD STE 375.

The mission of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, one of the most dynamic state-level law enforcement agencies in the United States, is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity, assuring the safety of the motoring public on Arizona’s highways and providing vital scientific, technical and operational support to other criminal justice agencies. The Department, also one of Arizona’s largest law enforcement agencies with some 2,200 sworn and civilian employees, consists of four divisions – Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Criminal Justice Support and Agency Support. The Department is headquartered in Phoenix with offices located in more than 80 communities within Arizona's 15 counties.

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