Many times it is easy to be caught speeding. Sometimes you are simply going with the flow of traffic. Other times you are trying to pass another vehicle. Due to modern technology, vehicles today can easily travel at a much faster pace than ever before. In fact, in the modern era, getting a 4 cylinder engine to help accelerate quickly only requires a gentle push of the accelerator. As a result, going 20 mph or more over the speed limit happens all the time and state troopers are waiting to find those individuals and charge them with a misdemeanor.
In other cases, more excessive speeds are more intentional. On November 12, 2016, an individual in Oklahoma was caught going over 200 miles per hour and was charged with reckless driving and felony eluding. Fox News reported that a heavily modified 2011 Ford Mustang was initially clocked at going 84 miles per hour. Certainly, this speed was excessive (and illegal) but not something out of the ordinary. However, this individual chose to try to “get away” and tried to elude the police. Turning off his headlights and brake lights, he drove to a speed of 208 miles per hour. The pursuing officer lost contact with the individual but radioed ahead and another officer got the call. The driver was intercepted and was ultimately arrested without further incident.
If you ever see those infamous lights and/or siren behind you, please pull over immediately. The odds of you getting away are so slim and the probability of something much worse happening are substantial. In the above case, had the driver pulled over immediately, his legal situation would have been much easier to handle. In fact, a good lawyer can help get that 84 miles per house speed reduced to something other than a misdemeanor reckless driving. Instead, he now faces a felony charge and many doors that were previously open for him will be closed forever.
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