Man starts police chase to satisfy wish list

During questioning Hughes told officers he "just always wanted" to see what it was like to be in a police chase


By PoliceOne Staff

BUTTE, Mont. — A man instigated a high-speed police pursuit because it was on his "bucket list," sources said.

John C. Hughes, 55, took off Thursday at speeds of 70 mph after he followed a police cruiser for seven blocks, according to the Billings Gazette. Officers say Hughes drove more than 100 mph on the interstate.

Police threw stop sticks in front of his Xterra, deflating the tires, according to the Montana Standard. A few minutes later he pulled over.

During questioning Hughes told officers he "just always wanted" to see what it was like to be in a police chase, according to the police report. No weapons or contraband were found in the vehicle, and he was not intoxicated.

Hughes was taken into custody and charged with reckless driving while fleeing police. Later that morning he bonded out of jail.

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