Lead-footed Altoonan allegedly endangers child

Caleb Scott Humphrey, 36, of Altoona was arrested Sunday on a charge of child endangerment and was issued a citation for speeding.

An Altoona was arrested on the interstate in Dallas County Sunday night after allegedly driving faster than 100 miles an hour with his young son alongside him.

Caleb Scott Humphrey, 36, of 1038 N.W. 10th Ave., Altoona, was charged with child endangerment and issued a citation for speeding.

The incident began about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near the 103 mile marker of U.S. Interstate 80, where a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff saw two vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate at a high rate of speed.

The vehicles were “a black Mercedes sedan with LED head lights and a red Ford Mustang with graphics on the side,” according to court records. The Mustang “stayed close behind the Mercedes,” which radar indicated was traveling at 101 mph.

The deputy pursued the vehicles “with lights and sirens active” and stopped the Mustang at the 112 mile marker, according to court records.

The deputy made contact with the driver of the Ford Mustang, Humphrey, who was accompanied by his 6-year- old son, who “was sitting in the front seat of the Mustang,” according to court records.

Humphrey was held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


  1. Brings back memories of my father burying the speedometer back when most cars could do 100 mph with plenty of pedal left. I know nowadays we are supposed to be upset at the guy, but 50 years ago it would have been a ticket, not an arrest.


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