Guy's Excuse for Going 140mph: I Had to Pee

Let's just say the cops weren't very sympathetic
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2013 11:20 AM CDT
Guy's Excuse for Going 140mph: I Had to Pee
A laser speed detection device sits on top of log sheets during testing of laser devices by the State Police at Ft. Pickett in Blackstone, Va.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

(Newser) – When you gotta go, apparently you gotta go 140mph: Or at least that's the excuse 26-year-old Adam Lester fed to a cop in Pekin, Ill., after he was allegedly clocked going 140mph through town. Police say Lester was cruising at way more than the 55mph speed limit, then evaded police by racing through a red light—all while a girl, 16, clung to his back, the Pekin Daily Times reports.

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When police finally spotted the bike parked between two buildings and "snuck up" on Lester, "he said he had to pee," police say. Unfortunately for Lester, he was still slapped with a speeding ticket—his fourth in the past month— and charges of reckless driving, endangering the safety of a minor, and fleeing and attempting to elude police. Unfortunately for his bladder, as per the Daily Times: "He had to wait until the officer took him to police headquarters." (Read more dumb criminals stories.)

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