Got a lead foot? It probably doesn't even come close to the top speed ever recorded in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

The officer who witnessed this event likely did a double take on his radar gun.

The incident took place in the southeastern part of the state, near the town of Wabasha, Minnesota back in 2004.

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As you can see, the small town of Wabasha straddles the Mississippi River. On a bright Saturday afternoon, State Trooper Al Loney witnessed a motorcycle travel 205 mph. You read that right. Here's what Trooper Loney had to say about that day, 18 years ago:

I was in total disbelief, I had to double-check my watch because in 27 years I'd never seen anything move that fast.

-Al Loney, speaking to the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Credit: Denny Müller via Unsplash
Credit: Denny Müller via Unsplash

Luckily, Trooper Loney was able to radio another trooper who was ready to pull over the motorcycle and arrest the 20-year-old man from Stillwater with reckless driving, driving without a motorcycle license, and traveling at a staggering 165 mph over the posted speed limit.

What was the reason for such high speeds on a motorcycle? It was reported by Tropper Loney that the driver who was arrested was racing with another person on a motorcycle. The two were seemingly unaware they were being watched by law enforcement the entire time. Whoops.

Story Source: USA Today,  Fox NewsHBCU Sportsappwinit

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