WHAM — A Minnesota man was arrested last night in Elkhart County after officials say he led Indiana State Police on a high speed pursuit because he thought they "wanted to race."
According to the press release, 25-year-old Musab Alshussein was clocked by troopers going 120 miles an hour in a 70 mile an hour zone. The red Mustang was chased for 25 miles, with troopers throwing stop sticks twice before the pursuit ended.
When you're pulled over going a few miles an hour over the speed limit, you can come up with a pretty reasonable excuse. "Sorry, officer, my speedometer must be a little bit off. Won't happen again." And off you go.
When you're going 120 MPH, however, the list of acceptable answers becomes noticeably shorter. But I'll give it to Musab, "I thought y'all wanted to race," is about as good as you're going to get there. Although I will say that excuse becomes somewhat less valid after the *first* set of stop sticks was thrown by the police. Had to have a feeling at that point they did not want to race.
Alshussein was taken to the Elkhart County Jail on charges of resisting police, reckless driving and several moving violations. The poor guy just thought he was getting the chance of a lifetime to have a 120 MPH race with the police in the middle of the highway.