Trooper: Car hit 197 mph during North Carolina street race
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is accused of pushing his Dodge Challenger to 197 mph during a street race last month.
News outlets report that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrested 22-year-old William Oliver Jefferson on Aug. 7, after a complaint pointed them toward a Facebook video that captured the speedometer.
Only on #ABC11 the wild video of a street racing stunt in wake county. If you can believe it, the car got up to 198 MPH! @NCSHP pic.twitter.com/7kL4vBqSju
— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 17, 2018
Trooper Z.S. Clay wrote in a search warrant application that part of the video is filmed inside the car, which was in a 70 mph zone during the speed competition.
Jefferson is charged with being in a prearranged speed competition, speeding and reckless driving. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.