If the driver of this gray C7 Corvette was hoping that 2021 would be better than the pandemic-plagued 2020, he’s definitely getting off on the wrong foot.
In fact, his right foot has already landed him in a pile of trouble after Arizona troopers clocked him at 155 mph on Interstate 10 and Baseline Road in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Department of Public Safety posted a photo on Twitter on Jan. 2, showing the trooper’s laser gun with the speed of the Stingray in question, stopped on the side of the road in the background.
Jake Anthony Aiello, 25, was arrested Saturday but has already been released, with no word on the charges he’s facing.
DPS did tweet this message: “This is reckless, incredibly dangerous, and a great way to get yourself arrested – not such a great way to start your new year. Please drive responsibly & #SlowDown #AZTroopers.”
Troopers arrested this driver at I-10 & Baseline Rd today after recording his speed at 155 mph. 🚨🚨🚨 This is reckless, incredibly dangerous and a great way to get yourself arrested – not such a great way to start your new year. Please drive responsibly & #SlowDown!#AZTroopers pic.twitter.com/u9VptWDgkc— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) January 2, 2021
During a search on the Internet about the incident, we came across this assessment of the situation from one person: “That’s crazy … why would they arrest him for this? He’s in a car that can clearly handle speed and was built for it. Just cite him and release him.”
While he’s obviously right about the Corvette being built for speed, we do question the sanity of someone going that fast on any non-race track, with traffic all around. All it would take is another driver reaching for his cell phone or looking down to send a text to cause a split-second disaster. What’s your opinion?
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