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Driver charged with going 139 MPH
The Day ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jennifer McDermott

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.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: icantdrive55; speeding; stewartvwilliams; stonington
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
♫ in a Yugo
2 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

139mph in a R8? Amateur.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 11:05:04 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; paltz; pax_et_bonum; ..
Yeeeeeeeeee-haaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

DANG!

4 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Son, you’re going to drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln.”


5 posted on 05/07/2013 11:06:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

and a little Nash Rambler was following him about one fourth of his size.

Beep beep.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:16 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s an old insurance axiom that male drivers 25 or under have no sense.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 11:08:46 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: 1rudeboy

If he can afford the car, he can afford the tickets. Maybe he was only in 3rd gear?


9 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: 1rudeboy

If it is a manual transmission he had to have at least one gear left.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: henkster

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.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 11:09:41 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Graybeard58

I did 140 in a GTX.


12 posted on 05/07/2013 11:10:44 AM PDT by Entropy Squared (The Rush to Chaos)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 11:10:55 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: henkster

147 in a stock GT.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:18 AM PDT by patton (“Really? Have you tried chewing cloves?”)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?


15 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:18 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


16 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:39 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: henkster

henkster you must have needed a tune-up, I was able to get to 131 in my 1972 Mach1 :)


17 posted on 05/07/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by OKC Patriot ("Never Forget"!)
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To: Graybeard58

I did 157mph in an Audi A3 in Germany. We got passed by a big Mercedes sedan that must have been doing 200.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:20 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

152 Subaru WRX (tuned)


19 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:27 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: henkster; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Far better than I could ever do - about the fastest I've gone is in a 1950 Chrysler Windsor with Fan Drive. Southbound on I-95 in Howard County I had it up to 110 one evening.
20 posted on 05/07/2013 11:12:51 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: toolman1401
Chicago cop: Do you know what the speed limit is here, son?
1rudeboy: This morning?

He just laughed and went to write me up.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:02 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Graybeard58

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.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 11:13:54 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: henkster

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.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cork

And chipped. Not that I would know anything about that. :-)


24 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
a trooper used a laser clock to read the speed of his 2012 Audi R8 at 139 miles per hour

Nice, albeit high-maintenance, ride.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 11:14:25 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 11:15:02 AM PDT by pokerone (Live Free or Die is more than a catchy slogan.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Memories......LOL.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

95mph in a 1980 Honda Civic 1500GL with 4 guys in the car.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 11:15:33 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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


29 posted on 05/07/2013 11:15:40 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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...


30 posted on 05/07/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT by strider44
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To: Billthedrill

umm yep


31 posted on 05/07/2013 11:16:12 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Nice car - any young lady wishes to purchase one for me, I will not be insulted by the gift. This color will be just fine. LOL


32 posted on 05/07/2013 11:16:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: OldMissileer

Yessir. I had an 85 with the z52 suspension. Talk about feel the road at speed.


33 posted on 05/07/2013 11:16:46 AM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: OKC Patriot

Ping to above story on my Mach 1


34 posted on 05/07/2013 11:18:31 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I hit 120 in a 15 year old 1967 Buick Wildcat.

It started shaking like a paint mixer, so I backed off.

35 posted on 05/07/2013 11:19:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 1rudeboy

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.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 11:19:15 AM PDT by bd476
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To: onyx

Pedal to the medal baby!!! LOL


37 posted on 05/07/2013 11:19:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Graybeard58
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.

141 in my old turbo Porsche 944. Had a little more to go but started thinking about the old tires on it.

38 posted on 05/07/2013 11:19:52 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: henkster
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.

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.

39 posted on 05/07/2013 11:19:54 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sorry guys...nothing but contempt for this punk.Mine is a contempt born of 1) having worked for almost 20 years in a large hospital's ER and,thus,having seen more dead,mangled kids who were in car accidents than my nightmares can handle and 2) having had an 18 year old niece killed in a car accident...victim of a drunk driver who was "well known to the police".

I say let him cool his heels in state prison for 2 years.And then a lifetime driving ban.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

“139mph in a R8?”

His pizza was gettin cold....


41 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:44 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

130 in a 1988 Prelude Si 4ws. Couldn’t catch up to that T-bird.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:46 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 1rudeboy
139mph in a R8? Amateur. HAHAHAHAH! I was gonna say the exact same thing! I mean full-out, going downgrade on the interstate, the best my tuned GTI would hit was 136... in a 4 cylinder VW. But, gimme an R8 GT and expect me to hit 200MPH. Dream car... seriously.
43 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:52 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: martin_fierro

That’s an Audi A8, not R8. It’s about 2/3rds the cost of the R8.


44 posted on 05/07/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT by drb9
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To: henkster

I had my ‘74 Vega up to 65 once. I thought the front end was going to come apart.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 11:21:07 AM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: patton

120 in a stock Triumph TR7 - like breaking the sound barrier, rattled like hell until 115, then smooth as silk.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 11:21:19 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

160+ in my supped up Vette by Edwards AFB. 100+ in my 382 Formula Fastech Cigarette boat ... on the water


47 posted on 05/07/2013 11:22:10 AM PDT by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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)


48 posted on 05/07/2013 11:22:11 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: umgud
Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?

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.

49 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:03 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: henkster
>>>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.

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...

50 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:26 AM PDT by NELSON111
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