An Indiana man is in police custody after leading them on a 140 mph chase through Lake County.
According to Fox59, A trooper parked on the shoulder of EB 1-80/94 clocked the 2002 Acura TL at 116 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.
After spotting the trooper behind him, the Acura driver continued to accelerate to speeds of up to 140 mph, weaving around traffic and passing on the shoulder.
Noticing that the police officer wasn’t having trouble keeping up, the driver finally came to a stop at Central Avenue.
Dino Lorenzo Gagliano, aged 20, was taken into custody and later explained that he was worried about his license, but he thought that ISP cruisers had V6 engines. He admitted to being surprised when the trooper was able to catch up with him.
Indiana State Troopers drive specialized 2018 Dodge Chargers with V8 engines:
“This high-spec engine easily delivers up to 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available is a 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 that generates up to a whopping 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque.” – CarAndDriver.com
Gagliano was charged with resisting law enforcement (level 6 felony), reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, speeding, unsafe lane movement, and failure to signal lane changes.