Skip to comments.Driver charged with going 139 MPH
Posted on 05/07/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Stonington A Quaker Hill man was charged with reckless driving Saturday after police say he drove 139 miles per hour on Interstate 95.
Stewart V. Williams, 25, of [Adress redacted by Moi --TSR], Quaker Hill, was charged with reckless driving, greater than 85 mph.
According to State Police, Williams was traveling northbound near exit 92 when a trooper used a laser clock to read the speed of his 2012 Audi R8 at 139 miles per hour in a 65-miles-per-hour zone. Williams was stopped and taken into custody. He was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at GA 10 in New London on May 17.
139mph in a R8? Amateur.
“Son, you’re going to drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln.”
and a little Nash Rambler was following him about one fourth of his size.
He’s got me; best I ever did was 115 in my 1972 Mustang Mach I on I 465 in the wee hours of the morning. It had more to give but the Ford steering was so bad, I was starting to drift between lanes. That was enough for me.
It’s an old insurance axiom that male drivers 25 or under have no sense.
If he can afford the car, he can afford the tickets. Maybe he was only in 3rd gear?
If it is a manual transmission he had to have at least one gear left.
I got up to 140 in my Z-28 and it felt like I was gonna go air born any second, so I backed off.
I did 140 in a GTX.
His Daddy won’t be pleased when the insurance rates go sky high. If you are 25 and have an R8, it was probably given to you.
147 in a stock GT.
Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
Back in Jan 1985 I pegged the 155 MPH digital speedo on my new Vette. I was on a very straight two-lane highway out west during a very bright full moon.
The faster I went the better that car hunkered down and drove.
henkster you must have needed a tune-up, I was able to get to 131 in my 1972 Mach1 :)
I did 157mph in an Audi A3 in Germany. We got passed by a big Mercedes sedan that must have been doing 200.
152 Subaru WRX (tuned)
He just laughed and went to write me up.
I’ve had my ‘95 Porsche up to 135 MPH - twice.
The first time (solo), I thought my heart would jump out of my chest.
The 2nd time (not solo), I thought my wife would tear my heart out of my chest.
On the 1972 Mustang Mach 1, the steering box on many if not all the cars was a Saginaw box, GM, because Ford ran out of steering boxes.
I know, I had to replace one. It was leaking like a sieve.
I was following a guy on I-70 coming from St. Louis back in the 1970’s in my Mach 1. I noticed the gentle curves were getting tougher and tougher. We were at 100mph.
I told him I was backing off.
And chipped. Not that I would know anything about that. :-)
Nice, albeit high-maintenance, ride.
I know that stretch of road and have had my MB C230 Sport flirting with 100 MPH there but I wouldn’t want to do more, with the hills you’re always running out of road that is visible. The Conn. state police make a big deal out of speeding and have most of the residents of the state cowed, good for this guy for just going full throttle.
95mph in a 1980 Honda Civic 1500GL with 4 guys in the car.
Thats a great old song, i always liked the lines:
With a four barrel carb and dual exhausts
With four-eleven gears you can really get lost
Got safety tubes, but I ain’t scared
The brakes are good, the tires fair
One of the best aspects of being stationed in Germany for 3 years was going wide open on the Autobahns. I bought a new SAAB Turbo before I left and would go up to 135 MPH routinely. It was a big let-down shipping that car home. Probably broke a 100 a few times in the states, but it wasnt worth the trouble getting caught...
Yessir. I had an 85 with the z52 suspension. Talk about feel the road at speed.
Ping to above story on my Mach 1
It started shaking like a paint mixer, so I backed off.
ROFLOL! Very funny, but yeah, a ticket and wait a second...
wow, can’t believe you or anyone else could say something
like that at a time like that. OTOH they can only ticket
you once for speeding. Again, very funny.
Pedal to the medal baby!!! LOL
141 in my old turbo Porsche 944. Had a little more to go but started thinking about the old tires on it.
I used to regularly bury the speedometer past 120mph in my old 1968 Chrysler Newport, and that was on a two-lane country highway. Yep, lucky to still be on this side of the sod.
I say let him cool his heels in state prison for 2 years.And then a lifetime driving ban.
“139mph in a R8?”
His pizza was gettin cold....
130 in a 1988 Prelude Si 4ws. Couldn’t catch up to that T-bird.
That’s an Audi A8, not R8. It’s about 2/3rds the cost of the R8.
I had my ‘74 Vega up to 65 once. I thought the front end was going to come apart.
120 in a stock Triumph TR7 - like breaking the sound barrier, rattled like hell until 115, then smooth as silk.
160+ in my supped up Vette by Edwards AFB. 100+ in my 382 Formula Fastech Cigarette boat ... on the water
can’t say i’ve got ‘official’ proof.
best i can offer is reckless endangerment for driving ‘in excess of 100 mph’
but the needle was buried on my rebuilt ‘75 camaro (max 130).
that car was definitely a beast... and i *really* needed to be somewhere
it had a 350 quadrajet built @ our shop. we built hi-performance street legal cars and professional race cars (specialty for drag racing)
Reminds me of what my father in law said when it comes to cars:
Him: "You can have it either: FAST, CHEAP, or GOOD. PICK 2."
Me: Uh....Ill have it fast and good.
Him: It ain't cheap.
Me....um....Cheap and Fast?
Him: It won't be very good.
Me: Good and cheap then.
Him: It won't go fast.
Did 155 in my GTO on Business 288 (Brazoria County Tx) for a brief moment and then 150 on 288. 135-140 too many times to count.
Now...I can barely make myself go over the speed limit. We are making a trip across TX later this month and I have no idea how I'm going to drive 85...
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