Driver pulled over for going 171 mph on Highway 61 near Duluth

Driver pulled over for going 171 mph on Highway 61 near Duluth

Last week, a northern Minnesota man driving a Chevy Camaro 2016 ISS was pulled over by the police for over-speeding on the four-lane Highway 61 near Two Harbors.

The sports car was stopped by the police after Deputy Chief Shawn Padden -- of the Hermantown Police Department -- clocked it speeding away at 171 miles per hour (mph); and, subsequently, at 148 mph on an expressway north of Duluth.

According to the details shared by Padden, the over-speeding Camaro was in the southbound lanes, approximately 5 miles north of Duluth, when radar started screeching. Padden chased the car in his Dodge Charger, at 130-140 mph, and caught up to the driver of the Camaro a short distance away. The Camaro's driver -- a 36-year-old man from Duluth -- was cited for careless driving.

The incident took place on Friday, when Padden was assisting the State Patrol with a DWI safety saturation campaign called 'Toward Zero Deaths.'

About the incident, Padden told the Duluth News Tribune that when the Camaro 2016 ISS was driven past him at 171 mph, "it was a blur." Padden further added: "You get used to seeing people going 65 or 70 and what that looks like. But I've never seen anything like this. It's like a rocket on wheels at that point."

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