As the number of vehicles on America’s roads has decreased due to the coronavirus lockdown, the number of speeding tickets for 100 mph+ drivers is said to be increasing. We’ve charted a few super-speeders on these pages over the years, but nothing like this from a 31-year-old Corvette driver in Washington state.
It was actually a good thing that less people were on the roads Sunday morning in the town of Snohomish. That’s when Trooper Willard of the Washington State Patrol clocked the speeding Corvette driver at 192 MPH on US2 near State Road 9. The driver was apprehended and was booked on DUI and Reckless Driving charges.
The name of the driver, and perhaps, more importantly, the year and model of the Corvette, have yet to be identified.
At 7:45 this morning, Trooper Willard was monitoring traffic speed on US2 near SR9 when he observed a Corvette traveling 192MPH! The 31 year old Corvette driver exited to SR9 and was caught near 96th Dr Se. He was arrested for Reckless & DUI! #drivesober #yourWSP— Trooper H. Axtman (@wspd7pio) May 4, 2020
Trooper Axtman gave more details to The Drive, and says the driver told the arresting trooper that he “on his way to breakfast” when apprehended on Sunday morning. We also learned his corvette was a 2008.
And though Trooper Axtman didn’t mention the model, most likely it was the 505-hp Z06 which was rated for a top speed of 198 mph.
Standard disclaimer: Drinking and driving is always wrong.
[ACCIDENT] Police Interceptor SUV Catches Speeding Corvette After It Leaves the Road
[VIDEO] ‘Wannabe’ Corvette Racer Arrested by Albuquerque Police for Driving 120+ MPH
[PIC] C7 Corvette Driver Nabbed By CHP for 93 MPH in a 55 MPH Construction Zone