Alpharetta police arrest driver who was going 131 miles per hour on Ga. 400

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ALPHARETTA — The Alpharetta Police Department clocked a driver going 131 miles per hour in the early morning hours of Saturday.

According to police, when they chased the driver, he accelerated even faster and his car went airborn across McFarland Parkway, struck a median and flipped over a guardrail.

Below is the information about the incident from the department’s Facebook page.


“While this driver is facing several charges, we’re so very thankful we didn’t have to deliver a fatality notification to his, or anyone else’s family. 

“One of our DUI Officers clocked this Volvo traveling 131 mph (not a typo), heading north on GA400 through Alpharetta near Haynes Bridge Road early this morning. Our officer tried to catch up and stop the car, but once the driver saw the blue lights, he accelerated faster and per our officer, “He tried to exit at McFarland Pkwy but was going too fast, went airborne across McFarland, hit the concrete median, and flipped over the guardrail. He was able to walk out”.

“Charges include DUI, Open Container of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Speeding, Fleeing and Eluding from Law Enforcement. 

“Folks, please talk to your friends and family, share this post, and be careful out there. 

“Thank you, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for assisting us this morning.”

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