Police chases often involve high speeds but rarely do we see reports of speeds in excess of 200 mph. But that’s exactly what happened last weekend in Oklahoma.
Hector Fraire, aged just 19, was arrested on Saturday after a police chase in which his vehicle, a heavily modified 2011 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang, reached speeds as high as 208 mph.
Fraire was initially spotted on a police radar doing 84 mph on a Turnpike in Oklahoma City. The police with the radar immediately gave chase but Fraire only increased his speed, eventually hitting 208 mph. To make matters worse, he switched off his car’s lights in his attempt to get away.
Hector Fraire - Image via Oklahoma Highway Patrol
The initial pursuers gave up but there were more police ahead of Fraire. They intercepted the speeding driver and managed to get him to pull over.
According to Fox News, Fraire was arrested and later charged with reckless driving and felony eluding.
Fortunately there were no accidents involved because at those speeds there would be little chance of surviving an impact.