Man Admits To Driving 130 MPH On I-95 In Sidney, Police Say
A Maine State Police plane clocked a New Jersey driver going more than 130 mph last week on Interstate 95, police said.
The pilot said Sang Yook, 64, was driving 139 mph, 69 mph over the speed limit, in the northbound lanes of the interstate on June 6, according to a Wednesday news release from Maine State Police.
Police said Yook immediately pulled over when his vehicle was approached by a state police cruiser in Sidney.
The release said he admitted to driving 130 mph, and he told police he had been driving 75 mph, but another vehicle came up behind him and was “right on his tail,” so he accelerated.
Police said Yook got out of his car during the traffic stop to "ask for a break" and refused to get back inside his vehicle.
He was arrested for criminal speeding, and his 2014 BMW Z4 was towed from the scene.
Yook could not make bail. He went to court the next day and pleaded guilty to criminal speeding. He was sentenced to 48 hours in jail, with credit for time served, and a $300 fine.