Around 3:00 AM Tuesday morning, Michigan State Police spotted a driver doing 79 mph in a 70 mph zone on I-75 near the Detroit suburb of Woodhaven and initiated a pursuit.
Seconds later the 2005 Dodge Magnum station wagon had accelerated to 153 mph, according to the police car’s moving radar system.
After travelling about 10 miles down the highway, the car exited and pulled into a parking lot behind a building where police apprehended him and charged him with reckless driving, WWJ-TV reports.
The 2005 Magnum was available with a 350 hp V8 engine, but came from the factory with a speed restrictor set at 130 mph and could reportedly reach just 143 mph without it, suggesting the car in this situation had been modified.
Police say the 21-year-old had a clean record and didn’t offer any explanation for his actions, but he now faces up to six points on his license and a maximum of 93 days in jail.