It seems one driver got carried away with his 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS, because 171 mph is pretty damn fast to be moving down a public highway. We get speeding, we like the “nine over your fine, but ten you’re mine” rule, but this is a bit much.
The Duluth News Tribune reports a Minnesota police officer was patrolling Highway 61 when the 2016 Camaro SS literally blew by him, and was clocked at 171 mph.
“You get used to seeing people going 65 or 70 and what that looks like. But I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s like a rocket on wheels at that point,” Hermantown Police Department Deputy Chief Shawn Padden said.
The officer stated he accelerated up to 135 mph to put the 2016 Camaro SS in his sights. Thankfully, the driver slowed and pulled over as soon as the officer made contact with the vehicle. The 36 year-old driver, who has not been identified, was issued a misdemeanor careless driving, which carries a maximum sentence of 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine and license revocation.