"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." Not really the thing you necessarily want to be known for during your first year of licensed driving. We can't imagine what the perceived punishment was going to be, but it was obviously severe enough that Brandon Rapp, 16, was clocked doing 142 miles per hour in his Subaru Impreza (WRX?) in an effort not to be late getting home.

The teen now faces charges of speeding (87 over the limit!) and misdemeanor reckless driving, either of which could cost him his license.

Mr. Rapp was stopped at 12:40AM on a stretch US 30 and informed officers that he was speeding so his parents wouldn't be mad at him for being home late. The officer wrote the tickets and told the young driver to go straight home and call him within the hour. When she asked where he was, the 16-year-old's mother made the call to the officer and got the whole story. If he thought he was in trouble for being late and was willing to risk driving 142 miles per hour, we don't even want to think about what might have happened after that phone call.

Thanks to Kurt B for the tip!

{source: Indy Star]