A 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat is probably one of the best vehicles on the market for getting away from the police – but two lawbreakers recently learned that even having 707 horsepower on tap won’t save you from long arm of the law.
According to The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, James Allen Huff, 36, of Cypress, Texas was travelling westbound on Interstate 22 in his 2016 Dodge Charger Hellcat when a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer attempted to pull him over. Allen then decided to flee and led police on a high speed chase that would go on to span two counties.
Huff continued west on I22 for some time before taking a northbound exit and continuing on Mississippi’s highway 371. That’s when police deployed spike strips, which Huff avoided by driving off the road, however MHP troopers were able to stop Huff a short while after and apprehend him.
Huff was charged with felony fleeing, resisting arrest and numerous misdemeanor traffic violations. His passenger, Randall Tidwell, 39, of Sardis, Mississippi, didn’t go as easily and wound up with a failure to comply charge. Both Huff and Tidwell are currently in Itawamba County jail.
Sorry, guys, but all the supercharged horsepowers in the world won’t help you avoid a spike strip.