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Police: Man tops 105 mph, cited for reckless driving

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

An 18-year-old man allegedly thought he was being “followed” early Thursday before he was cited for reckless driving for topping 105 mph along Interstate 94, according to Michigan State Police.

“Upon contact, the driver from Harper Woods stated he thought ‘someone was following him,’ ” officials said in a statement. “He was correct. It was an Michigan State Police Trooper.”

The man was spotted driving a 2008 Ford Fusion around 4:45 a.m. in the left lane of eastbound I-94 near Metro Parkway in Clinton Township, according to police. Radar initially clocked him traveling at 99 mph.

Troopers pulled onto the expressway to pursue the vehicle, which allegedly sped up to 106 mph.

Once stopped, the driver was cited for reckless driving and released.

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