Hell on wheels! Man arrested traveling at 143 mph and only stopped after running out of gas, cops say

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Source: Nelson County Sheriff’s Office

May 17 2021, Published 9:07 p.m. ET

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A man in a sports car was clocked driving at 143 m.p.h. in a 70-m.p.h. zone, according to Kentucky authorities.

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On May 15, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, the Kentucky State Police Dispatch contacted deputies just before 1 p.m. and asked for their help stopping a 2015 Ford Mustang GT going twice the speed limit down the Bluegrass Parkway. 

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The alleged driver, Steven Earl Alford, 47, of Roundhill “pulled over at the 30-mile marker after a lengthy pursuit due to running out of gas,” the sheriff’s office said, claiming the suspect “refused to exit the vehicle and had to be assisted by Sheriff Deputies and KSP.”

Authorities booked Alford into the Nelson County Jail and charged him with a host of crimes, including speeding 26 m.p.h. or more over the limit, fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked license, and resisting arrest.  

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office asked anyone who the suspect passed to contact the county’s dispatch at 502-348-3211.


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