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Man Driving 117 MPH Thought He Was Living in Video Game


When the police apprehended a Florida man for allegedly driving nearly 120 MPH, he reportedly told them he felt like he was living in a video game.

Early in the morning on July 19, a man was driving a Nissan Murano in Naples on Interstate 95. He was reportedly in an area with a marked speed limit of 70 MPH, but the man was allegedly driving much faster than what was legal.

Deputies from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office spotted the vehicle, and they alleged that their radar clocked the vehicle’s speed at 117 MPH.

They tried to perform a traffic stop, but the driver reportedly continued until they were able to exit the highway. The driver allegedly sped through a red light and tried to escape the police.

He drove until he came to the gated Cypress Trace Community. When he tried to enter, the gate closed on his car causing it to get stuck.

Deputies caught up with the man, and it was reported that he got out of his car with his hands in the air. When his identification was checked, the authorities learned he was driving on a learner’s permit.

The 22-year-old suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Collier County Jail. When they were on the way there, the man allegedly told the officers that he felt as if he was driving in a Grand Theft Auto video game when he was behind the wheel.

The man was jailed on one count of felony fleeing or eluding law enforcement. Additionally, he was issued citations for speeding, and driving with an invalid permit. He is scheduled to appear for an arraignment hearing in the middle of August.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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