This Hellcat owner almost got away with it, if it weren't for those meddling spike strips.
When it comes to law matters, most battles are better fought and more likely won in court rather than simply trying to evade or duke it out with cops. It's been shown repeatedly that a possible drug offender, car thief, or traffic violator will resist arrest or run from the police and end up on the wrong side of a taser. Finally, we get a good video of a relatively injury-free police chase that has us rolling around laughing every now and then. This was one of those cases as 23-year-old man Lamont Rashid left cops in the dust as he pushed his Hellcat to the limit. So why was this guy running from police, and more importantly, how did they catch him?
We should say that catching a Hellcat is no easy task, predominantly when someone is being driven by fear of imprisonment. The perp decided to wait until the cop had already pulled him over to begin his escape. Likely this was done in an attempt to buy himself time before the officer had a chance to get in his car, but it wasn't the most brilliant move as this allowed the cop to already have his license plate number before he left. Honestly, the cop probably could have let Rashid drive off and gotten his address off of his plate number, but he was driving very dangerously, and the police had a responsibility to keep the roads safe. So a chase ensued.
It's hard to call this a police chase because the Hellcat blasted past the cops at way higher speeds than they could handle. Police chargers have a top speed of around 150 mph, and it seemed they were topped out from the jump. However, when you run from the police, you're not just running from one cop. Nowadays, you're running from radio transmissions, multiple cop cars, and helicopters, making it a tough feat to escape. Eventually, the cops figured out where the guy was headed and laid down a set of spike strips forcing the Charger to slow down.
Finally, the kid pulled over to the side of the road, where the cops arrested him without any incident. Lamont faces nine charges, most of which are about the chase itself, but a few reveal the perp's motives: "driving under the influence of drugs" It seems like the guy got scared because he was high out of his mind and decided to run. The lesson of this story can be perfectly summed up with just a few words; don't do drugs and don't run from the cops.