A Chicago resident
was arrested early this morning on a charge of reckless driving after the
Indiana State Police said that a trooper clocked him at better than 150
miles per hour on the Indiana Toll Road.
police, at 1:31 a.m. Christopher Garza, 30, was eastbound on the Toll Road,
three miles east of the Cline Ave. exit, when a trooper clocked Garza’s 2016
Dodge Challenger Hellcat at 158 miles per hour.
rapidly decreased its speed as it passed (the trooper’s) police car, police
On being stopped,
“Garza stated that he had recently purchased the Challenger and wanted to
show his friends (two passengers in the Dodge) what his 707 horsepower
engine could do,” police said. Garza further stated that “he knew was doing
160 mph and thought the Indiana Toll Road would be the safest place to do
this since it was empty.”
transported to the Lake County Jail and his passengers released at a nearby
hotel, police said.