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Police: I-69 driver drunk, doing 119
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | November 26, 2011 | The Journal Gazette

Posted on 11/26/2011 5:52:02 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The trooper’s radar had Robert Jahns going 119 mph.

Not only was he well over the 70-mph speed limit, he was intoxicated and his wife and stepchildren, ages 5 and 16, were in the car, according to the Indiana State Police.

The family was driving through Steuben County, heading north on Interstate 69 to Battle Creek, Mich., for a Thanksgiving Day gathering.

Another motorist alerted authorities to Jahns’ driving, and trooper Chris Kinsey received a report about 5 p.m. Thursday that a vehicle was traveling at more than 100 mph on the interstate.

Kinsey later spotted Jahns’ car, a 2005 Chrysler, and clocked him at 119 mph before pulling him over. Kinsey suspected Jahns had been drinking, and a breath test at the Steuben County Jail showed he had a blood-alcohol level above Indiana’s legal limit of 0.08 percent, state police said.

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1 posted on 11/26/2011 5:52:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; martin_fierro; pax_et_bonum; ...

BING!


2 posted on 11/26/2011 5:54:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Probably thought the speed limit was 169.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 5:54:10 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

That is a guy in search of serious turkey dinner.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 5:55:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch loses license after pleading guilty to 128 mph speeding.

He was sober, but stupid. This guy is drunk and stupid.


5 posted on 11/26/2011 5:58:55 PM PST by umgud
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, if his wife bitches about his driving like mine does, he has already been punished enough........J/S


6 posted on 11/26/2011 6:00:08 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
a 2005 Chrysler, and clocked him at 119 mph

OK, that just strains credulity.

7 posted on 11/26/2011 6:01:25 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Two days ago, 2 teens broke 90mph in downtown Spokane at 4 a.m., crashed into a yogurt shop and came to rest about 16 feet inside the building. Totaled the building and probably the car. They got out and walked home. Ooops!

http://www.kxly.com/news/29850956/detail.html?source=spo


8 posted on 11/26/2011 6:05:11 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: martin_fierro
OK, that just strains credulity.

Maybe he was going downhill.

Officer - Sir do you realize you were going 119 mph when the speed limit is 70 miles per hour.

Drunk - Of course officer, but I was only going to be driving for 30 minutes and at 119 mph I would only travel 59 1/2 miles which is well under 70 miles in one hour.

Seriously though, who in their right mind would let a drunk drive. My aunt ALWAYS took the keys and drove when my uncle was drinking.

9 posted on 11/26/2011 6:10:50 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another motorist alerted authorities to Jahns’ driving...


Funny how roadblocks and radar guns aren’t needed to catch the dangerous drivers.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 6:15:35 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Too bad he didn't get caught in Michigan. With interstate cooperation, Michigan and Indiana would have had him. Double trouble ! Worst thing is to get entangled with getting a deuce out of state ! If he was caught in MI, he would had to deal with DUI reinstatement fees and hoops to jump through in both states and also has to pay MI driver responsibility fees which are steep for DUI's.

I don't favor interstate cooperation on minor traffic violations like points for out of state speeding, DUI is a different story. An interesting item, Illinois is worse for getting caught doing a DUI. They even go as far as keeping an eye on you after you trade your IL license for a license in a different state. Look in Expert Law. This might deserve a little grain of salt though but wouldn't put it past them if it means more money for IL !
11 posted on 11/26/2011 6:15:50 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I read yesterday where a state cop in an unmarked car pull a motor cycle over for running 108. You guessed it, it was a city cop.
12 posted on 11/26/2011 6:18:21 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Forget the drinking. He’s too STUPID to drive.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 6:31:50 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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To: org.whodat
I read yesterday where a state cop in an unmarked car pull a motor cycle over for running 108. You guessed it, it was a city cop.

Ha! Try this:

Ohio State Patrol Officer clocked on his personal motorcycle at 147 mph.

14 posted on 11/26/2011 6:32:57 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Once in high school I had my mom’s 66 Comet Cyclone up to what I think was about 140.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 6:34:27 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: martin_fierro

I’m not sure that’s the case. I’ve seen Honda Accords with speedometers going all the way to 160.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 6:36:44 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: buccaneer81; org.whodat

Laws are for the serfs, not the masters.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 6:37:24 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: sand lake bar
Once in high school I had my mom’s 66 Comet Cyclone up to what I think was about 140.

In high school I used to race my Mom's 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans (350, 4 bbl) on a measured quarter mile. The speedometer only went to 85, but the guys with the stopwatches had me at about 125.

18 posted on 11/26/2011 6:38:20 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

LOL, the decription probably fits the guy to a t. http://ww2.ajcmobile.com/autojuice/?targetUrl=http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/clayton-cop-arrested-going-1241179.html


19 posted on 11/26/2011 6:39:51 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: org.whodat

I saw the dashcam video of the Ohio incident. It was a huge story here in Columbus. All three of them (the two on bikes and the cop who pulled them over) were so relaxed and congenial it was ridiculous.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 6:43:17 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I’m not sure that’s the case. I’ve seen Honda Accords with speedometers going all the way to 160.

So does my Camry, but I doubt if it could be done with 4 cylinder showroom gear.

21 posted on 11/26/2011 6:45:28 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: sand lake bar
Having ridden many miles in a 66 comet cyclone, I can tell you your speedometer was broke. My friends. Old maid aunt had one, she was a school teacher, boy did we have fun in that thing, red two door, four in the floor. To run 140, you would need a 273 rear end and a long, long down grade
22 posted on 11/26/2011 6:46:16 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: buccaneer81

Could be the V-6 that gets the job done.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 6:48:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: org.whodat

Cyclone with 427 medium riser?


24 posted on 11/26/2011 6:50:23 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Talkinjg on a cell phone at 119mph would have been ok though.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 6:52:12 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: umgud

Wow. When I was 17 I was clocked at 117 (radar) in a 35mph zone. The cop said he was going to write me up for 20-over because anything more would be negligent driving. He instructed me to pay the ticket because if I went to court I would lose my license.

I paid the ticket.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 6:52:40 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Could be the V-6 that gets the job done.

Possibly. I'm no motorhead, but I suppose under the right conditions and an owner willing to blow an engine...

27 posted on 11/26/2011 6:52:47 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Best I’ve done on my speedometer (2007 4cyl Camry) is 105. Then my wife yelled at me. Imagine that.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 6:54:29 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: org.whodat

... and some more serious rubber than those stock little donut tires that were OK decades ago but look patently ridiculous now. Suspension mods too. Those things look like they’re riding tippytoe, lol. Squirrelly if you topped a hundred to the point of easily airborne, no doubt in my mind. Too much airflow and turbulence under the chassis.


29 posted on 11/26/2011 6:55:09 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: martin_fierro
a 2005 Chrysler, and clocked him at 119 mph

OK, that just strains credulity.

LOL! I was thinking the same thing. I was reminded of the same humor I felt when I heard that Rodney King was clocked in his Hyundai travelling nearly 100mph.

30 posted on 11/26/2011 6:56:49 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: RegulatorCountry
Squirrelly if you topped a hundred to the point of easily airborne, no doubt in my mind. Too much airflow and turbulence under the chassis.

Only time I ever felt that (and my heart was in my throat) was at 110 mph in a 1990 Dodge Daytona V6. The front wheels felt like they were on ice (this was in the summer.)

31 posted on 11/26/2011 7:00:58 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Clay Moore
LOL, how old are you, that was not available in a 66. You could get it with a 390. Still would not run 140. Possible speed with no wind resistance is rpm of engine and diameter of tire, computed by rear end ratio. My 273 valiant would run 115 in third gear, and about 125 in fourth, but a few of those and a new clutch was needed. My 66 plymouth 383 would run about 106 to 110, 390 rear end. My sisters fury II, va police interceptor, 440 would top out about 135.
32 posted on 11/26/2011 7:01:42 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: buccaneer81

140+ in any car, let alone a Camry, gives a visual sensation sort of like going into warp on the Enterprise, lol, everything blurs into a tunnel, the lane markers are solid instead of broken lines. Wouldn’t take much to kill yourself and it would happen very quickly, the suspension on practically any basic stock Japanese sedan will feel taxed and the slightest pavement irregularity unsettles it. Not advisable. There are far better, more stable vehicles for doing such a thing. Better places to do it, too, such as not on a public roadway.


33 posted on 11/26/2011 7:06:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: buccaneer81

The aero effects that came on those must’ve been purely cosmetic. If I’m thinking of the right vehicle it looked pretty planted. Must’ve been those K-Car roots. Everything they built back then originated with them, even their minivans.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 7:13:12 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: org.whodat

I looked it up and the 427 did not come out in Cyclones until ‘68. I figured with the T-Bolt getting it earlier, it would have also made it to the Cyclone.

I guess the closest I am going to get to that is the ‘67 Fairlane GTA S code sitting in the shop awaiting restoration. Someday...

I am surprised the 440 Fury Interceptor was not faster judging on some threads contributed to by former California HP officers.

I cannot imagine running that speed on bias ply tires and maybe front drum brakes.


35 posted on 11/26/2011 7:15:42 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: RegulatorCountry
It was no hot rod, that's for sure. My guess is the skittishness was a suspension issue, not an aerodynamic one. It was my wife's (then fiancee) car which I strongly advised her not to buy (just graduated college, new well paying job, her first new car) but I could only say so much.

We got married 18 months later and I said plenty about that POS then.

36 posted on 11/26/2011 7:21:35 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RegulatorCountry

That’s why mine has only been to 105 mph.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 7:23:03 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Clay Moore

My 73 Vette with 454 was well over 140 at one time. Pretty sure my buddy was speechless when we were slowing down. 143 as indicated on my Ninja. Not a lot of room for error at those speeds. Needless to say, I cannot do that kind of thing now being an old fogey at 44 years of age.


38 posted on 11/26/2011 7:24:33 PM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: RegulatorCountry
Here's the car:


39 posted on 11/26/2011 7:25:15 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m not sure that’s the case. I’ve seen Honda Accords with speedometers going all the way to 160.
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2011 4cyl. Accord tops out at 127 ,, governed to less than 130 so Honda can fit cheaper H rated tires...

2012 Camry V6 tops out at 128 , governed ... it runs a 1/4 mile in 14.1 at 101 ... that’s smoking hot ,,faster than most 1960’s big block musclecars that couldn’t find traction with F-70-14’s and a fistful of positrac , very few of them could break into the 13’s without slicks...

2011 Sonata 2.0L turbo , 14.5 @ 100 top speed 148 (drag limited) ...


40 posted on 11/26/2011 7:28:35 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: sand lake bar

Once in high school I had my mom’s 66 Comet Cyclone up to what I think was about 140.
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NOT BELIEVABLE ,

Just a Mustang with weaker engines and more frontal area...

115 MAYBE

I had a 1970 Cougar with a Cleveland that couldn’t break 120 until I put a 385 series (429/460) distributor in it (351C distributors broke up at 5500 ,, 460 distributors remained stable to 7000).. and yes at high speeds my speedo read high...


41 posted on 11/26/2011 7:34:03 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: buccaneer81

I’ve had three cars up to stupidly extralegal speeds in my life, no Porsches or supercars, fairly prosaic, a late nineties Corvette that settled right in but the body integrity was a little lacking, squeaks, rattles and such. Fun, but I wouldn’t buy one (rented it), maybe the newer ones are better. Another was a 94 Maxima SE, pretty nice, felt like it was on rails right up to that point, good control, felt stable but ran out of steam, probably governed. The last I still have, a Sube GT turbo. Felt very happy at 120, but the suspension setup is a little unusual, soft bushings for a somewhat compliant ride while having a fairly firm suspension otherwise. It works quite well at speeds most people would be driving. But, sort of a vague roly-poly motion and an occasional sensation of wallowing at very high speed, didn’t like it and backed down. Love the car but sustained high speed runs are not it’s forté. Twisties, oh yeah, built for those, but not that.


42 posted on 11/26/2011 7:35:28 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Only time I drove a Corvette (an ‘87) I had it up to 90 in third gear on Rt. 128 in the Boston suburbs. I have no idea what the specs were for that car, I drove it after winning a bet and slowed down for traffic even though it was 2:00 AM (it never ended in Boston, even 25 years ago.)


43 posted on 11/26/2011 7:39:42 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Clay Moore
LOL, have done it many times years ago. Back in those days a used state police car could be bought off the state for 800 to 900 bucks. When I was a teenager I worked in the local service station that washed state cop cars. The 383 with three on the tree belvedere , would out run the fury II.

I ran Bias ply VW tires on the front of my drag mustang I never worried about stopping, I worried about starting and getting there.

44 posted on 11/26/2011 7:44:18 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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To: buccaneer81

That’s sort of what i was remembering, don’t recall a model with concealed headlights though. I’ve never bought a Chrysler product, much as I admire some of their cars from the sixties to early seventies. They just don’t do it for me with their contemporary efforts, for whatever reason.


45 posted on 11/26/2011 7:46:16 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Too much airflow and turbulence under the chassis.

You got that right. I bought a 1967 Corvette when I got back from VN. The wimpy 427 cu. in. 435 HP model. No shortage of power.

But the aerodynamics would scare the crap out of you. Fastest I ever had the beast was 135-140 and still accelerating. Unfortunately, I got the feeling I would need to retract the landing gear very soon.

Scary for such a sexy shaped car to be so treacherous at high speed. If I had been rich, could have looked into how the guys that raced the car dealt with it...........Man, if I could have afforded to keep that car, what a blast it would be now.....

46 posted on 11/26/2011 7:47:59 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: RegulatorCountry

It was a typical post 1975 Chrysler...a consummate POS.


47 posted on 11/26/2011 7:49:18 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

The roads in and around Boston strike me as very abrupt, you must have known them well. It’s a nerve wracking town to drive in for out of towners.

Do they still have that multi-directional tunnel with lane splits coming out of Logan? That thing looked lethal.


48 posted on 11/26/2011 7:50:02 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: doorgunner69

Possibly bolting weights in the front end? It would cut some speed but maybe keep the nose from lifting


49 posted on 11/26/2011 7:51:15 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Neidermeyer
The the big limiter is the cam and lifters, a hydraulic cam floats the lifters at 5500 to 6500 rpm, to get high horse power and high speed rpm you need a well balanced hand built motor and a solid lifter cam. Then you can find out if it will stay together when you hit 8,000 +++ rpm.
50 posted on 11/26/2011 7:55:06 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters.)
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