You're a Miami police officer, so high-speed blasts down the highway probably aren't anything new to you. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that when you're late to your off-duty moonlighting gig, you'd run your marked, Miami-Dade Police cruiser up to 120 miles per hour through traffic and do whatever it took to clock in on time, right?

For officer Fausto Lopez, this also means leading an on-duty Florida Highway Patrol police officer on a five-minute chase down the turnpike when she wanted to pull him over for reckless driving. And since it's hard to get to work in handcuffs, we imagine Lopez didn't make it to his gig at the appointed hour.

There are two videos of the tense incident after the jump, the first is an ABC News report, the second is priceless dash-cam footage of the pursuit. As Lopez is being cuffed, he apparently says, "Oh man, I can't believe this." He's not the only one. Lopez is apparently only been charged with one count of reckless driving.






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      Levine Levine
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a rare incident where one cop arrest another cop for breaking the law. Most cops escape punishment even for flagrant abuse of their power because of the Code of Silence. In NYC hundreds of cops appeared in and out side of courthouse to support several of their fellow cops chareged with ticket fixing, graft, bribes, obstruction of justice and selling guns. The most serious and the most revealing of the cop underworld is the obstruction of justice charge where a cop in the Internal Investigation Unit leaked info to the cop's labor union about the ticket fixing and other crimes. This is an example of America's finest, To Serve and Protect.
      kevsflanagan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the State Police should attempt to tack on Resisting arrest since this chase went on for 5 minutes. I love this woman officer though. The tone in her voice went from anger to pure and utter disgust upon finding out it was a police officer.
      MiamiD
      • 3 Years Ago
      I live in Miami and speeding Miami PD cars are all to common of an occurrence. I see them constantly traveling 20+ miles over then limit on the highways and was past the other week by one doing about 45 in an active school zone where the limit was 25. The State Troopers are much better in this regard and seem much more professional then the hack that Miami is hiring. Good job FHP!
      jvshenderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally a cop being held accountable to the law. I live across the street from a police training academy, and the cadets are some of the most aggressive, rule-breaking drivers in the city.
      EvilTollMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I were to just hear the audio of this I would think the guy is just another dopey citizen pleading he is innocent and did not know he was speeding or saw the police car behind him.. What an idiot.
        Renaurd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        He "was" another dopey idiot breaking the law and trying to get away with it.
      Rampant
      • 3 Years Ago
      I cant believe some idiots are defending the Miami cops behaver. If I was in her, id be pissed too. Jackasses like him make every cop look bad.
        Sickness
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rampant
        "If I was in her, id be pissed too." I agree but there's no need to throw insults... that's downright mean!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rampant
        If you were "in her"? What were you thinking when you typed out this post?
          sonicpunk32
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          LOL +1
          Rampant
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Whoops, hit that submit button a bit too fast. I meant to say if i was in her shoes.
      space
      • 3 Years Ago
      I get ticked off how police can speed for no reason if they feel like it but if I'm late nobody cares. So to me this is the greatest justice ever and I think that female officer is the greatest cop I've ever seen! We need more like her out there!
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      "High-end" people. What a douche.
      DT
      • 3 Years Ago
      Probably the best video i've ever seen. As many have commented, we have all seen cops of all levels (town, state, DEP, etc) driving like maniacs. Extremely happy someone took notice with the ability to do something about it. I hope other similar minded officers follow in her foot steps
      Georg
      • 3 Years Ago
      passed like standing... LOL come to Germany if you wanna experience passed like standing speed..
      J
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poetic justice...never push the limits of professional courtesy, especially when you are engaged in supreme douchebagery.
      sonicpunk32
      • 3 Years Ago
      Quite obviously, this guy should be fired, and banned from ever being a cop again, after spending a month in jail just for his lame excuses. "high end people..." smdh. And not even using his sirens, to at LEAST warn people he's speeding like a douche for no reason. And not even stopping immediately after being chased. Oh, such failure.
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