Video: Cops catch McLaren driver in 155 mph pursuit
When police asked why he didn’t pull over, the DUI suspect claimed that he didn’t see the officer’s blue lights and didn’t hear the sirens
By PoliceOne Staff
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Police dash cam footage shows a Georgia man accused of drunk driving leading police on a pursuit in a 2018 McLaren 720s that reached 155 miles per hour on Sunday.
Patch.com reports that the pursuit started when Dwayne Sherwood Pope, 46, sped past a marked patrol car “well above” the posted 65 miles per hour speed limit. The Alpharetta officer attempted to pull the car over, which was weaving in and out of traffic and changing lanes recklessly. The officer said the patrol car reached 143 mph, but Pope was still pulling away from it.
The McLaren hit a speed of 155 mph before it came to an abrupt stop as it passed an interchange road. The car went from 150 to 0 mph in a matter of seconds.
Police were able to apprehend the suspect. When police asked why he didn’t pull over, Pope claimed that he didn’t see the officer’s blue lights and didn’t hear the sirens. The officer said in a police report that Pope smelled of alcohol and his eyes were watery, bloodshot and glassy.
Pope faces several charges.
Man drives 155 mph in an exotic sports car and gets caught!
Man drives 155 mph in an exotic sports car and gets caught! While one of our officers was traveling on Ga. 400 early Sunday morning, she noticed a McLaren sports car fly past her. She clocked the vehicle which reached speeds as high as 155 mph. Our officer activated her emergency equipment and attempted to try to pull the vehicle over. After several miles of traveling at dangerous speeds our officers was about to call off the chase when suddenly the vehicle came to a very abrupt stop with heavy smoke coming from the vehicle’s brake pads. Our officer approached the vehicle and noticed the driver’s eyes appeared to be glassy. She also noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. After failing a field sobriety test, the driver was taken to jail for DUI, speeding, failing to maintain lane and driving with an expired tag. Thank goodness no one got hurt. Attached is the unedited dash-cam video.Posted by Alpharetta Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, November 14, 2017