Holy Crap! 172 Miles Per Hour?
That is what Londoner Tim Brady was clocked at by the police. Of course part of the blame belongs to the car, a Porsche 911 turbo. Brady was, and I mean "was," employed by a company that provides high-end loaner cars. He badly wanted to drive the Porsche, but was denied permission to do so. No worries, though. He returned the following day - his day off - and took the car out for a spin with a co-worker.
While the police were busy ticketing someone for going a mere 115 MPH, Brady flew by. When stopped by the police, here's what he had to say:
Oh shit, oh shit, I've lost my job, everything. I've just got a new job.And it's not like Brady was on the Autobahn. He flew through an area with cross streets, parking areas, and pedestrian access. I think the judge was probably a little pissed. The punishment? Ten weeks in jail, no driving for 3 years, and a fine of about $1,000.
Oh, and it took Brady 681 metres (about 7 football fields!) to stop! You can read more here.