Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

Florida Highway Patrol Cruiser Hits 142 MPH In High-Speed Chase, Promptly Catches On Fire

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A Florida police officer was involved in a high speed chase earlier this year, which ended in an unplanned bonfire on the side of a highway.

As reported by Jalopnik, the Highway Patrol officer noticed a Toyota Rav 4 driving at 90 mph in the opposite direction. For some reason, he decided it was worth chasing the driver down, likely knowing he himself would have to drive recklessly in order to do so.

He made a U-turn over the center median, casually saying “Don’t try this at home, kids,” and then quickly accelerating to catch the Rav 4.

From just over 30 mph when he hit the tar on the other side of the road, the officer accelerated to around 140 mph, weaving in and out of traffic, even using the emergency lane, to catch up to the Rav 4. When he did, he flashed his lights to pull the driver over, and both cars pull off onto the dry grass in the center median.

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Florida Highway Patrol Cruiser Hits 142 MPH In High-Speed Chase, Promptly Catches On Fire