Being pulled over by the police is one of the most nerve-racking situations that a driver can go through, and it's even worse when you know that the officer has you dead to rights for speeding well over the posted limit. In this video, the driver of a heavily modified Ford Mustang with a claimed 966 horsepower at the rear wheels could have easily lost his ride for doing triple-digit speeds and street racing, but a friendly Texas police officer appears to send him on his way with a simple warning.
What's more, the driver in question wasn't just speeding – his Mustang was the camera car for a bunch of rolling street races in the wee hours of the morning on a Texas highway. The driver was more than willing to mix it up in the action, too. Eventually the cops catch on and pick the 'Stang to pull over, but not before the Ford owner runs a claimed 140 mph. With only audio to go on after the car is pulled over, the police officer seems incredibly nonchalant about catching someone who was so brazenly breaking the law. Incredibly, the patrolman actually tells the driver that he's seen everyone racing tonight but ignored them. With traffic picking up, the cop says that it's time to "cut it out" and go home for the night. As far as this video shows, that was the end of it.

Warning: There is explicit, not-safe-for-work language in the video below.

What do you think, should the officer have let the motorist go with just a warning, or was he being too generous? Let us know in the poll below and in Comments.



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      Car Guy
      • 3 Months Ago

      People complain when the cops are giving out tickets and apparently complain when they don't.  

        Revis Goodworth
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Car Guy

        I am all for police giving out speeding tickets for anything above 5 mph over the limit - there is no need to break the speed limit other than to be selfish and reckless.

          David
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          My commute consists of going 10 mph over limit because that is the average speed of the traffic I go through. Safety in speed isn't about following the speed limit, it's about creating less speed differential between you and others around you.

          Macvicar24
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          Did you mean to post on autoblog green? You must drive a Prius in the fast lane going 50 MPH hyper-miling and ruining everyone else's commute.

          lrx301
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          @Revis Goodworth

          You should go other websites but not this one. What is all these horsepower, torque, skidpad, supercars for if everybody drive like you do?

          rjstanford
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          @lxr301 The track?  Your local drag strip?  SCCA autocrossing?  There are lots of places to have a grand time with an overpowered car, but public highways don't count.

          EyeDreamt
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          I'd agree if the posted speed limits were actually based off of the designated design speed and inferred design speed of roadways and ticket revenue wasn't a very highly weighted factor in setting speed limits. I'm sorry but your argument about "speeders don't know better than people who set speed limits" is incorrect when you consider the facts around how speed limits are actually set. Another thing you need to take into account is that when many "standard" speed limits were defined vehicles generally had a lot less power than they do today and much worse handling characteristics. Vehicles having more power means they can get up to the average speed of traffic in a quicker amount of time thus causing less variance in speed between vehicles on the same roadway. Hopefully I don't need so explain handling to you.

          I'm sorry, the world isn't as black and white as you seem to think it is. People shouldn't follow rules blindly. People should question laws and policies and challenge ones that aren't based on fact and science. Or do you think the entire premise that America was founded on is incorrect?

          graphikzking
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Revis Goodworth

          @Revis and many others!


          I drive a Prius, I hypermile from time to time but NEVER in the fast lane or slowing down others. - Except maybe if I'm coming to a light that I saw just change red, I will let off the gas a little earlier than I used to. 

          In normal traffic I ALWAYS travel with the flow of traffic -often times 1-2 mph more. 

          @Skicat - many times they design the roads for the lowest people/vehicles. Some turns say 25mph but that is because many people drive SUV's that are top heavy and can't handle/stop like a normal car. Cars have gotten MUCH better, stiffer, better brakes, MUCH MUCH MUCH better tires but yet, I've never seen the speed limit increased on a single windy road in my entire life. They do that because if a big Expedition/Escalade drives down a road and can't make a turn they would sue and say "well the sign said I could do 35mph". 


          Based on you wanting everyone cited, then whenever you spit in the ocean (after getting a mouthful of salt water) or when playing sports, or crossing the street in the middle of the block (because you don't want to walk 1/2 mile to a corner), you should be cited as well! Because they are all known health hazards as well!!

      lrx301
      • 3 Months Ago


      By posting the audio and video these guys actually sold the cop, stupid!

      Tweaker
      • 3 Months Ago

      Not a fan of the police but I have to say it is hard for them. Be hard asses and get criticized, be lenient and get the same. 

      This cop knows his area better than anybody here, maybe there are no drag strips nearby. People have been racing on empty roads for a long, long time as an outlet of energy. Hope the cop does not lose his job.

        Jim R
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Tweaker

        I don't give a flying hoo-haa if there were no drag strips nearby.  This chump and all his buddies should've been thrown in jail.

        Larry Litmanen
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Tweaker

        You can do other stuff to let the energy out that does not endanger the public. For Carguy1704 or whatever his name is it involves a sock puppet.

          vigorpat
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Larry Litmanen

          And for you it involves your left hand and lotion.....

          AMDman
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Larry Litmanen

          But the thing is, what public exactly, were they endangering? It was clearly in the dead of night with no other cars on the road.  The only people they were endangering were themselves, and we ALL do that every time we set foot in a car.  I, like others, commend this officer for being sensitive to the SITUATION rather than just the offense.

      Jaybird248
      • 3 Months Ago

      Three possibilities: 1) The cop was a street racer himself; 2) The cop has a "business relationship" with the kid's oil billionaire dad as far as his son's behavior is concerned, 3) The cop decided to let Darwin's Law of Evolution take care of the problem.  I'd go with (3).

        Lastchance
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Jaybird248

        Then what happens the next time the guy does this and ends up killing himself and other people. This guy should have been made an example of by the police to show out dangerous this is. I hope the cop loses his job. 

          Jerry Breneman
          • 3 Months Ago
          @Lastchance

          So because the officer made a mistake in your eyes, his career should be ruined?

          Did you not see the video? He stopped them so that they wouldn't continue to race with other people on the road. I fail to see how racing someone else when there is no other traffic on the road hurts anyone, so please explain.

      x19x19
      • 3 Months Ago

      I'm betting this cop is in pretty hot water about now.  While I believe speeding tickets are pretty much just a revenue generation source, this is ridiculous.  The threat to other motorists is incredible.  Never happen around here, 11 mph over = guaranteed ticket.

      Karfreek
      • 3 Months Ago

      The next time just give them all tickets and impound the cars.  This is what happens when you cut morons a break...

      Vinooz
      • 3 Months Ago
      Hell no! 140 mph is for the racetrack, not streets! 
      Sean
      • 3 Months Ago
      Yes the cop should be fired, he is there to do a job.  But the guy racing who leaked the video, what a douchebag, the cop let you off so you post the video which incriminates him.  Hopefully they get in trouble anyway and get a good prison fisting.  
        domingorobusto
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Sean

        You have a fair point with the second half of your statement. If the officer is a good guy and lets you go when by all rights he should have taken you to jail and impounded your fancy rig (and we all know what happens to nicely modified cars in impound. Say goodbye to half your parts), don't post the video and and get him in trouble. Total dick move. 

      jesscott
      • 3 Months Ago

      Because Texas, land of the free.  Yeah

        T. C.
        • 3 Months Ago
        @jesscott

        Texas, Land of The Free (From Intelligence Or Reason).

      Rochester
      • 3 Months Ago

      Let's assume no one innocent is endangered, just the triple-digit drivers. There's the potential for damage to public property, as well as the drain on emergency services should the need arise, or if they don't have health insurance. So yes, they should have been shut down and arrested. If they want to play, they do so knowing the risks. Simple as that.

        Required Reading
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Rochester

        Potential crimes are not yet crimes.... You have to wait for the bad stuff to happen first, or you need some pre-cogs that can predict the future before it happens in order to lock people up prior to the offense actually occuring.

      pavsterrocks
      • 3 Months Ago

      The job of police is to consistently uphold the law.  Key word here consistently.  If you want to allow street racing between 2am and 5am on certain roads, make it so, put up a sign, and I'll come join the fun.  Otherwise, this cop needs to be fired and all the involved cars permanently impounded.

        Chayil
        • 3 Months Ago
        @pavsterrocks

        I think you should be fired from this site.

      Bispo Guerra
      • 3 Months Ago

      Tomorrow the same offender driver killing an entire family ? ....Think of it missing cop !!!!

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