A man driving in Michigan took his 2005 Dodge Magnum practically to the limit in the wee hours of the morning on May 19 when the Michigan State Police caught him on radar going 153 miles per hour on Interstate 75 near Detroit.
The 21-year-old driver was spotted around 3:00 AM, according to The Detroit News. Michigan State Police First Lieutenant Michael Shaw told Autoblog that officers initially saw the man on radar doing 79 mph in a 70-mph-zone, and they started following him. He eventually clocked 153 mph. However, First Lt. Shaw was clear that there was never a pursuit. “Speeding isn’t necessarily a reason to put the public at risk,” he said.
The situation ended rather abruptly, though. The Dodge driver pulled off the interstate and behind a building. He remained in the vehicle, and police arrived and arrested him. According to First Lt. Shaw, the man was driving home from work and alcohol wasn’t a factor. The Magnum has been impounded, and the driver was charged with reckless driving.
Unfortunately, First Lt. Shaw said that he didn’t know what engine was in the wagon, but as enthusiasts, we’re curious. After all, the 2005 Magnum RT was governed to 130 mph and the SRT8 wasn’t unleashed until 2006, which means either the wagon must’ve been derestricted to hit such high speeds or that police have the year wrong. We’ll let you know if we figure that one out…