Dashing. It is in opposition to the legislation, however that does not cease anybody from doing it. And in line with one Oklahoma information outlet (reporting below an Open Information Act request to the Oklahoma State Division of Public Security) came upon that the Oklahoma Freeway Patrol has written greater than 240,000 citations for rushing automobiles since 2015.
Nonetheless, there’s one offense that stands out: the driving force of what Tulsa World lists as a “2006 Chrysler 300.”
In June 2017, OHP tried to drag over the Chrysler however was as a substitute handled to a pursuit. At its quickest, the automotive was reportedly clocked at an astonishing 188 miles per hour whereas working from the police. Authorities additionally reported that the car reached a excessive of 166 mph whereas touring via a development zone.
Given the pace, it is seemingly that the offending car wasn’t a base Chrysler 300, however reasonably the 425-horsepower SRT8 variant of the sedan. Theoretically, the SRT8 has a high pace of round 175 miles per hour, so there is a cause to consider it was modified in an effort to obtain a better high pace. In the end, police backed off of the chase citing security and gear considerations, however not earlier than one of many officers acknowledged the offender. A warrant was subsequently issued for the driving force’s arrest and he was apprehended a number of days afterward the felony cost of endangering others whereas eluding an officer.
That does not even come near being the craziest police chase OHP has been concerned in. In 2016, a 19-year-old driving a Ford Mustang was arrested for driving 208 miles per hour, however in line with native information, as a substitute of receiving a quotation for rushing he was charged with reckless driving and making an attempt to elude an officer.
Regardless of the stereotype, younger folks weren’t the one triple-digit offenders. The oldest particular person issued a quotation was a ripe 83 years outdated, cited for driving 105 miles per hour in a 65-mph hall.
Oklahoma Freeway Patrol wrote a complete of 5,364 rushing tickets to drivers touring at greater than 100 miles per hour since 2015—the equal of 1 practically each ten minutes. Triple-digit speeds represented an estimated two % of roughly 240,000 tickets issued between 2015 and 2018.