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…
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.
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.