• Mustang driver hits 150 mph outside Glenwood Springs, troopers give up

    From Will Your Prius Do This?@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 3 04:08:44 2018
    XPost: alt.law-enforcement.traffic, co.politics, sac.politics
    XPost: alt.politics.republicans

    An unknown motorist hurtled west along Interstate 70 outside of
    Glenwood Springs early Friday morning, driving a dark-colored,
    older-model Mustang so fast that state troopers couldn’t get a
    read on its license plate.

    The driver was going 140 mph on a stretch of Interstate 70 about
    10 miles west of Glenwood Springs where speed limits drop to
    account for long, hazardous curves as the highway follows the
    contours of the Colorado River.

    Instead of slowing down after troopers turned on their sirens
    and lights, the person driving the Mustang accelerated to 150
    mph, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Gary Cooper said

    “They tried to catch up. They weren’t doing it,” Cooper said.
    “They couldn’t get close enough.”

    Whoever it was going more than twice the speed limit at 12:30
    a.m. was risking their life, so troopers decided not to risk
    theirs and called off the chase, Cooper said.

    “It’s extremely reckless, especially with people who haven’t
    been trained to drive at those speeds,” Cooper said. “I’ve seen
    a deer total a car before.”

    Brakes get hot and tires can suddenly blow out at high speeds,
    he said. Calling off the chase in this circumstance may have
    saved the life of the driver, he said.

    Fuck you and your training.


    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)