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DUI suspect clocked at 155 MPH on Ga. 400



ALPHARETTA, Ga. — An Atlanta man pulled over for traveling down Ga. 400 at over 150 miles per hour was later arrested for DUI.

Around 3 a.m. on Nov. 12, an Alpharetta police officer was passed by a McLaren 720S traveling at a high rate of speed. The McLaren was originally clocked at 109 mph. After the officer activated his lights and siren, the car continued to accelerate.

The driver failed to maintain lane and was weaving around traffic according to the officer’s report. The car’s speed varied from 115 to 155 mph. The officer followed the car for approximately five miles before the McLaren driver pulled over abruptly past the Northridge exit.

When the officer asked the driver why he did not pull over, he responded that he did not hear the siren or see the emergency lights. The officer noticed an odor of alcohol and the man admitted to drinking three “shots” of champagne.

During the field sobriety test, the man exhibited multiple clues of impairment and refused a breath test according to the report.

He was arrested for DUI, speeding, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and having an expired tag.

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