An Indiana state trooper was able to get a dangerous Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver off the road thanks to a pair of unsuspecting truck drivers.
The incident occurred on March 20 at 7 p.m. in LaPorte County.
Trooper Dustin Eggert was assisting a broken down motorist at mile marker 45 on the Indiana Toll Road when he spotted a red Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.
Eggert began to pursue the Hellcat and hit speeds of 150 m.p.h. during the pursuit. The Hellcat pulled away from Eggert’s cruiser but was eventually slowed when it got caught behind “two semis that were driving next to each other.”
Trooper Eggert was able to pull the Hellcat over around mile marker 56.
The 38 year old Wisconsin resident, J. Jesus Duran Sandoval, was arrested and charged with reckless driving. Sandoval’s driver’s license was allegedly expired. Sandoval told Eggert that he had reached speeds of more than 160 m.p.h. during the pursuit and that he was “just trying to get to Maryland.”
Indiana State Police say that this is the second incident of a motorist caught hitting excessive speeds on the Indiana Toll Road lately: “This is the second incident in the last two weeks of drivers driving over 130 miles per hour on the Indiana Toll Road. A crash at these speeds would be catastrophic. The Indiana State Police is dedicated to traffic enforcement on Indiana’s roads and will take necessary action.”