205 MPH?! The Fastest Speeding Ticket Ever Issued in Minnesota
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.
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
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.
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