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198-mph Hellcat joyride accelerates to an arrest

by David Zatz on

It may seem obvious, but while the Dodge Challenger Hellcat can get really close to 200 mph (where the Charger Hellcat takes over), it’s not a good idea to film yourself doing it on a public road.

Facebook Hellcat 198 mph video

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, William Jefferson not only took his car up to 198 mph, but filmed the run and posted it on  Facebook. A citizen sent the video to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, which arrested him for speeding — and reckless driving, and being in a pre-arranged race, since the Facebook video shows the car being raced on a public highway.

According to the Trooper Z.S. Clay, in his application for a search warrant for Jefferson’s phone, the video was likely taken on U.S. Route 1.  The 22-year-old accused road racer will appear in court on September 4.  Video via local Channel 11. 

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