Driver Clocked at 153MPH in Dodge Wagon

Michigan police catch up after he got off freeway exit
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2015 7:11 PM CDT
That's pretty fast.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Michigan troopers spotted a driver going 79 in a 70mph zone and got ready to pull him over for a run-of-the-mill speeding ticket. Next thing they know, the Dodge Magnum station wagon had sped up to a staggering 153mph on the I-75, reports CBS Detroit. Troopers caught up after the driver got off at an exit and parked behind a business. They charged the 21-year-old with reckless driving, and he could face three months in jail.

It appears that his 2005 Magnum, a model that's no longer being made, had been modified, reports Fox News. Its V-8 engine would have come from the factory with a speed restrictor that topped out at 130mph. Even if it were removed, the top speed should have been 143mph. A State Police official thinks the driver is lucky: "The roads are not designed for 150 miles an hour." (Read more Dodge stories.)

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