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Dodge challenger goes so fast in high-speed chase that even news anchors are impressed
This single news clip has probably sold more challengers than any commercial dodge ever made. Even their helicopter can't keep up.
Laura Shallcross
09.08.21

Police chases might look like something out of a movie, but they’re far more deadly than they are cool.

Data from 2014 to 2018 shows there were 1,699 fatal crashes from police chases, and 2,005 people were killed.

By nature, police chases involve reckless driving because the suspects are attempting to flee at high speeds and throw police off their scent.

That’s exactly what we see with this chase involving a Dodge Challenger.

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When the chase gets onto a highway, there’s even more potential for danger, as the wide, straight roads allow suspects to pick up the speed even more.

In this video, police are in pursuit of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, driving over 100 miles per hour.

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The car is driving so fast, in fact, that the news anchor’s helicopter, which operates at maximum speeds of 120 miles per hour, can’t keep up with it.

Don Armstrong, the news anchor, explains the situation, saying,

“We’ve been following this for about the past ten minutes, actually trying to keep up with this.”

The car in question has a 707 horsepower engine, so it’s fast.

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The camera follows the car as it weaves in and out of traffic on the road, narrowly avoiding other cars, but never slowing down for even a second.

It’s very lucky that the road isn’t busier, as the car has a relatively clear path to take.

But if another vehicle were to change lanes, the driver simply wouldn’t have enough time to get out of the way.

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Don explains that police lost the car for a while, as it got so far in front of them that it was out of sight. Fortunately, the car was tracked down again – but now even the chopper is struggling to keep up.

According to Don, originally, there were “about a dozen” police cars in pursuit of the vehicle.

He adds:

“At one point, they even got ahead of him, because he had made a u-turn, so they were already there. He passed them.”

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The chase continues, until eventually, the news anchor’s chopper is unable to even follow the car with its camera anymore.

What began in Houston would eventually wind up in a cow pasture two counties away, in Jefferson County.

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The driver, Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba, was sentenced to 3 years after pleading guilty to evading arrest.

When officers found him in the brush, he was attempting to pose as an innocent bystander and was walking casually and talking on his cell phone.

After being tackled by a deputy, he was taken into custody.

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Authorities said that Abu-Shlieba had active warrants at the time of the chase.

It’s not often that a car chase reaches speeds that can’t be tracked by a chopper, and it’s certainly nothing to be proud of.

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Hopefully, three years in prison will give Abu-Shlieba the time to realize just how dangerous his driving truly was.

You can watch a video of this unbelievable police chase below!

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By Laura Shallcross
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Laura Shallcross is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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