Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New Land Speed Record?

I'd like to go for a spin with this guy sometime:

VALPARAISO, Ind. - A teenager charged with driving 142 mph along a four-lane divided highway said he was speeding home so his parents wouldn't be mad at him for being late, police said.

Brandon D. Raap, 16, faces speeding and misdemeanor reckless driving charges and could have his license suspended, police said.

Suspended license? Misdemeanor charge? Screw that nonsense! Get this kid a contract with Newman-Haas or Team Penske.

It might be the fastest speed ever recorded on the northwestern Indiana county's roads, said Porter County sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Emmons.

"Most people's cars won't go that fast," he said.

Raap told police he was late getting home and didn't want his parents to be angry, Deputy John Brubaker said in his report.

In the dark and late at night, no less! I'd trust this kid to drive me around anytime.