Skip to comments.Police: I-69 driver drunk, doing 119
Posted on 11/26/2011 5:52:02 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The troopers 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 Indianas legal limit of 0.08 percent, state police said.
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So does my Camry, but I doubt if it could be done with 4 cylinder showroom gear.
Could be the V-6 that gets the job done.
Cyclone with 427 medium riser?
Talkinjg on a cell phone at 119mph would have been ok though.
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.
Possibly. I'm no motorhead, but I suppose under the right conditions and an owner willing to blow an engine...
Best I’ve done on my speedometer (2007 4cyl Camry) is 105. Then my wife yelled at me. Imagine that.
... 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
We got married 18 months later and I said plenty about that POS then.
That’s why mine has only been to 105 mph.
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.
Im not sure thats the case. Ive seen Honda Accords with speedometers going all the way to 160.
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) ...
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