New Jersey Man Arrested For Going 142 MPH (228km/h) In Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

A man from New Jersey was pulled over by authorities over the weekend after being clocked driving a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at 142 mph (228 km/h) in a 65 mph (104.6 km/h) zone.

According to the New Hampshire Trooper’s Association, 51-year-old Eric Joseph was pulled over Saturday, July 20 at 8:05 a.m. after blasting down Interstate 95 in New Hampshire. Police say that Trooper First Class Sean Faherty first spotted the Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed and clocked it at 142 mph. Sergeant Christopher Storm soon caught up to Joseph and pulled him over.

At approximately 0805 hours on July 20, 2019, TFC Sean Faherty, of the New Hampshire State Police Special Enforcement…

Gepostet von New Hampshire Trooper's Association am Samstag, 20. Juli 2019

The 51-year-old driver allegedly told authorities that he was traveling home to New Jersey and was charged with reckless operation. He is due to appear in Portsmouth Circuit Court to answer to the charge on September 23, 2019.

Also Read: 707HP 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Priced From $86,995

The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the fastest vehicles currently produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Outfitted with the company’s desirable 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk churns out an extraordinary 707 hp and can rocket to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.5 seconds thanks to its all-wheel drive system. With enough room, the SUV will accelerate through to a top speed of 180 mph (289 km/h) and it’s fortunate that Joseph wasn’t traveling that fast. If he was, we suspect he may have been thrown immediately in jail and slapped with some severe penalties and fines.

Seeing a Jeep fly past you at well over double the speed limit certainly isn’t something you see everyday and we’re not surprised authorities were quick to stop this speedsters’ antics.

 

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  • Howfarr

    Ha, good man!

  • I WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE OFFICER WAS DRIVING THAT HE COULD CATCH UP.

    • Arthur

      Yeah I’d be curious to know too. As far as I know the Explorer’s they use would struggle to reach anything over 120 but the Chargers might get there.

    • Bash

      They don’t need to catch up, they see him, they call the cop a head to intercept!!

    • Jay

      I want to know what country allows these cars to be sold to civilians to drive in public roads! Oh never mind.

    • Texas Man

      He’s prolly lucky the cops didn’t put something in front of him, or use spike strips…to kill him.

  • Mr. EP9

    That look on his face leads me to believe he regrets nothing.

    • Dark Rebel

      Why would he. I guarantee you he was going that “fast” on a straight away when no one was around. States define reckless driving as X amount over the posted slow limit on interstates. So even if one is going straight and keeping lane discipline that is reckless. When I think of reckless I think of the fools that go across many lanes on freeways to speed past everyone now that is reckless.

  • Bash

    If that car can talk. It would say (I was just cruising casually). lol

  • Leconte Dave

    No regret in that smile

    • JL T0x

      same reasons i had to pass on a 300C in 2005. mature enough to know I was gonna either end up in jail or wrapped around a pole or kill somebody due to driving at high speeds in So. MD.

      • rodriguez256

        Same reason I got a Monte Carlo SS instead of a WS6 Trans Am. Considering how many tickets I got in the Monte Carlo I’m sure the Trans Am would’ve killed me.

  • Mickeyauto

    I can’t condone it but I understand.

  • Daniela Wolf

    Jealous of Autobahn.^^

  • xDRAN0x

    That guys need support, probably tried to end up his life doing this with a Jeep

  • Jerry Hightower

    Why does one need a vehicle that can go that fast.

    • Prozacboi

      Why ask why?

    • JL T0x

      b/c really….if you need to ask, then it probably shouldn’t matter to you. jk.

      only a few owners ever push their high-performance vehicles to 70%-80% of the spec capabilities. esp in higher-density, urban areas.

    • Mr. EP9

      No one needs a fast car, people just want them. It’s simple supply and demand.

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      To outrun all those Acura V-6 engines, as well as those Nissan Maxima’s drivers just to say, You Can’t Hang With Us!

    • rodriguez256

      To be fair there are many cars now that can attain 140 MPH. I was able to go pst that in a 2001 Monte Carlo SS and that car had a 200HP V6. Of course the Trackhawk will get to that speed much faster the point still stands, other non crazy horsepower cars can get there.

  • Craig

    I would like to know… how many other vehicles were on the road when was going that fast?

  • Stealth333

    Why are cars this fast even legal. It’s such a stupid concept. If you give someone the opportunity to buy such a fast car…of course they will sooner or later unleash the power. It’s like giving people guns…sooner or later someone will pull the trigger.

    • Dark Rebel

      In the states its more of a revenue thing, more so than public safety. If states truly cared about road safety they would adopt Germany’s standards to get a license. Getting a license in the states is truly a joke.

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    cops love harassing people

  • Six_Tymes

    he looks so happy. Is he happy because he got his eyebrows waxed, or because of the 1980’s jacket he is wearing? lol

    • JL T0x

      lol….just noticed the eyebrows. swanky dude. he probably just had a hot (pre-paid) date waiting.

    • Texas Man

      He’s a plastic surgeon according to a local talk radio show (Howie Carr).

  • SteersUright

    Jeez, go figure. Let people buy street-legal cars with grossly excessive horsepower and they break the law going to fast in them. Whoda thunk? Not saying these cars should be illegal, but there should be a secondary license, more training required, safety, car control, responsibility, etc. Too many people with zero performance driving experience able to plunk down a check for race-car fast toys to threaten innocent people on the street with.

  • john1168

    He’s smiling in his mug shot… LOL

  • kenny the pig

    Headline suggests he was arrested, but just ticketed….

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