Driver flees from speeding in work zone
Hit 301 km/h before crashing new Audi
A Maryland man who wanted to show off his new Audi in Myrtle Beach ended up in a North Carolina jail after a chase that saw speeds of 187 mph (301 km/h) in a construction zone on Interstate 95, a local news report says.
We get that the urge to use all 592 horses of your brand new Audi RS7 is tempting. Really, we do. But there is a time and a place, and neither of those is on public roads, and certainly not in a work zone on one of the busiest highways in the country.
WRAL news reports that the Audi driver was speeding through a work zone near Four Oaks, NC, when a state trooper tried to stop him. Instead of stopping, the driver hit the gas, and authorities said he reached a top speed of 187 mph, still in the 65 mph work zone.
He tried to exit the interstate and avoid officers while still travelling at 100 mph (162 km/h) according to the report, but two more troopers had spike-laden Stop Sticks placed on the exit. The driver tried to avoid the sticks and ended up in some bushes along the side of the highway.
At that point, he was arrested, and officials say no one was injured. According to the report, he told a firefighter at the scene he had just bought the RS7 on Saturday and was headed to Myrtle Beach to show off.
Charges include speeding in a work zone, failure to stop, and fleeing, the driver wasn’t named but is being held at the Johnston Country Jail.