A 21-year-old man from Lincoln Park was pulled over Tuesday morning after a Michigan State Police officer clocked him driving at 153 mph.
The man passed the officer about 3 a.m. on northbound Interstate 75 near West Road in Woodhaven.
Authorities say the man was driving an enhanced 2005 Dodge Magnum. He was pulled over in a business parking lot on Eureka Road, arrested and ticketed for reckless driving. He could face jail time.
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said it’s a dangerous speed on a well-travelled road. The man put not only his life in danger but every one else on the road in the early morning hours.
He blew passed one driver who called 911.
“Speeding is one of the major factors in crashes in the metro area,” said Shaw. “This is the first time that we’ve actually had a car going at that speed, so I’m quite sure there are some aftermarket parts that allowed that vehicle to go that fast.”
Shaw said the man told the trooper who stopped him that he was on his way home.
“The individual that called (911) said that it felt like he was going in reverse — that’s how fast the vehicle was going when it passed him. That wasn’t on the freeway. That was actually on Eureka Road itself,” said Shaw.