Florida Man Clocked At 140mph Gives Police Best Reason Ever For Leading Them On High Speed Car Chase
For legal reasons I’m not going to say that I’ve done this firsthand before, but I’m not going to deny it happened: a driver was clocked at 90mph in a 70mph, but when he spotted the cops and realized he was getting a ticket instead of doing the normal thing and pulling over he hauled ass. After leading Georgia police officers on a high speed car chase, one that clocked him at speeds up to 140mph, the police finally got him to the side of the road where he gave the best reason ever for trying to outrun them.
The Macon Telegraph reports:
PERRY — A Florida man who led a state trooper on a chase reached speeds up to 140 miles per hour before it was over.
No one was hurt in the chase, which ended when 22-year-old Kyle Hilton finally pulled over, said Georgia State Police Trooper 1st Class Jason Stone.
Stone said he asked Hilton why he didn’t pull over when he clocked him at 90 mph in a 70 mph-zone on Interstate 475 in Bibb County.
Hilton told him that in Florida that authorities don’t chase.
“He said he didn’t expect to be chased,” Stone said. “I said, ‘Welcome to Georgia.’”
Hilton was charged with fleeing and eluding, having a stolen car tag and driving with a suspended license, Stone said.
During the chase, Hilton weaved in and out of traffic and escaped a maneuver by Stone designed to force him off the road at the 134 mile marker on Interstate 75 in Peach County, Stone said.
There’s a lot of debate over Florida’s ‘No Pursuit Law’, which exists in the majority of police precincts across the state of Florida and prohibits officers from chasing anyone for traffic-related infractions. So this Florida Man truly thought he was getting away. He’d just assumed that life in Georgia was the same as Florida, where cops wouldn’t go after you for a speeding ticket. I’m going to go ahead and assume this dude’s never left the Sunshine State until that day?
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