The South Dakota Highway Patrol shared the Trooper’s photo to their Facebook page that shows the silver C6 Corvette from behind. On the trooper’s dash is the radar unit that reads “131”.
According to DrivingLaws.org, speeding is a class 2 misdemeanor in South Dakota and offender’s tickets are based on how much they are exceeding the limit. Many of the rural highways in the state have an 80 mph posted limit which means this Corvette owner will be coughing up at least $222.50 for exceeding the limit by at least 26 miles per hour. As the driver was clocked at 51 mph over and is accused of racing, he could also be facing a reckless driving charge in addition to the speeding fines.
The SDHP did not share any details of the other car that was pulled over with the C6 Corvette, so we have no idea who was winning that race when the black and white rolled up to them.
There seems to have has been a notible uptick in the amount of super speeders out on the roads since the Coronavirus started keeping many of us off the roads and at home. And while 131 mph is up there on the charts, it’s not even close to the Washington state resident who was arrested in May for DUI after being pulled over for going 192 mph.
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