A speeding driver in Parleys Canyon was laughing, until he was arrested
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol trooper reported witnessing two vehicles on Sunday afternoon racing each other at speeds around 120 mph in Parleys Canyon.
According to an affidavit, the trooper saw a BMW and what looked like a Mercedes heading east toward Park City on Sunday near Parleys Canyon. Both vehicles hit their brakes when they saw the UHP vehicle, but the trooper still clocked them at 115 mph on radar.
The officer was able to pull over the BMW and found the 19-year-old driver laughing at the situation.
The trooper asked the driver to exit the vehicle.
According to the affidavit, that’s when the driver stopped laughing and “acted surprised at being placed under arrest for driving 115 in a 65 mph zone.”
The BMW also had a crack running across the entire length of the windshield. Authorities booked the man into the Summit County Jail.
The 19-year-old is accused of having an unsafe windshield, engaging in a speeding contest and reckless driving.
Troopers are still looking for the Mercedes. The arrest report showed officers will review dashcam video in order to try and identify the driver.
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