A Cedar Rapids man got an eye-popping traffic ticket a couple of weeks ago.

According to a citation from the Minnesota State Patrol, the Cedar Rapidian was charged with driving 157 mph in a 65 mph zone on a Minnesota highway last month. It happened just after 10:45 p.m. on the night of Thursday, May 29.

In the citation data summary below, the Minnesota State Trooper alleges they "visually observed vehicle (a 2007 yellow Dodge Charger) at a very high rate of speed." Trooper Bluhm said the vehicle was traveling at a steady speed of 121-122 miles per hour. The trooper said they "attempted to catch up to the vehicle however vehicle was too fast. Speed readings 157." The trooper's citation went on to say the vehicle being pursued was "pulling away from me going 138-140."

An Olmsted County Sheriff's Deputy finally did get the driver, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Neve of Cedar Rapids, pulled over. According to the State Trooper, Neve claimed he didn't realize he was going "that fast" and was "in a hurry to get home to a family member."

Our sister station KROC in Rochester first reported this story. As you can see in the citation below, Neve was charged with both speeding and reckless driving. According to the Olmsted County Attorney, he will appear in court at the end of June.

Ninety-two miles per hour over the speed limit has to be a record, right? Wrong. According to KXRB, 20-year-old Samuel Tilley of Stillwater, Minnesota was arrested in southeast Minnesota in 2004 after he was clocked going 205 mph on a motorcycle. That's a terrifying 165 mph over the speed limit.

Here in Iowa, James Foldenauer of Council Bluffs was driving his motorcycle through a construction zone at 89 miles per hour back in the summer of 2009. Motor Authority says he outran law enforcement vehicles on the ground that day, but not an Iowa State Patrol aircraft. He was charged and convicted of driving 188 mph.

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