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BY LAUREN ZIMA


55-year-old John Hughes got in a high-speed chase with police -- a chase he started. WTVT reports.


“Many people have what they call a bucket list -- things they want to do before they kick the bucket. Well, a 55-year-old man in Montana always wanted to experience a high-speed police chase, so he did.”


The Montana Standard has details of the chase -- which began at about 3:30 in the morning.


“ … the driver of a 2007 Nissan Xterra started tailgating a police patrol for about seven blocks ... then pulled into the center lane and drove away … Police say the driver was traveling at more than 70 mph and refused to pull over.”


And KMSP reports:


“He hoped the police would follow him -- well they did. The chase reached speeds of 100 mph before officers used stop strips to flatten the man’s tires and end the chase.”


After finally flattening Hughes’ tires, police had to ask one simple question: why? USA Today reports Hughes was not intoxicated and investigators found no drugs in his vehicle. Here’s Hughes in his own words:


“‘I just always wanted to do that,’ he said, according to the Butte police report.”


But -- the ‘bucket list’ excuse didn’t fly when it came to criminal charges. WTVT reports Hughes is facing a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
 

Man Gets In Police Chase For Bucket List

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Feb 5, 2012

Man Gets In Police Chase For Bucket List

 

(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

BY LAUREN ZIMA


55-year-old John Hughes got in a high-speed chase with police -- a chase he started. WTVT reports.


“Many people have what they call a bucket list -- things they want to do before they kick the bucket. Well, a 55-year-old man in Montana always wanted to experience a high-speed police chase, so he did.”


The Montana Standard has details of the chase -- which began at about 3:30 in the morning.


“ … the driver of a 2007 Nissan Xterra started tailgating a police patrol for about seven blocks ... then pulled into the center lane and drove away … Police say the driver was traveling at more than 70 mph and refused to pull over.”


And KMSP reports:


“He hoped the police would follow him -- well they did. The chase reached speeds of 100 mph before officers used stop strips to flatten the man’s tires and end the chase.”


After finally flattening Hughes’ tires, police had to ask one simple question: why? USA Today reports Hughes was not intoxicated and investigators found no drugs in his vehicle. Here’s Hughes in his own words:


“‘I just always wanted to do that,’ he said, according to the Butte police report.”


But -- the ‘bucket list’ excuse didn’t fly when it came to criminal charges. WTVT reports Hughes is facing a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.
 

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