Dumont Driver Arrested After Going 139 MPH: I Normally Don't Speed

DUMONT, N.J. — A Dumont driver was arrested for criminal speed in Maine after going refusing to get back inside of his car when he was pulled over going nearly 70 miles per hour or the speed limit.

Sang Yook, 64 of Dumont.

Sang Yook, 64 of Dumont.

Photo Credit: Maine State Police

The Maine State Police were conducting an aircraft speed enforcement detail on I-95 on June 6 when Trooper Pilot Gregory Tirado spotted a vehicle traveling at 139 miles per hour in a 70 mile-per-hour zone, authorities said.

The vehicle slowed rapidly upon seeing the police car in the crossover, and the vehicle pulled over immediately upon being signaled, according to Maine police.

The lone occupant was identified as Sang Yook, 64 of Dumont, and he admitted to going 130 miles per hour, according to authorities.

He said he had been doing 75 miles per hour when a vehicle came up behind him, “right on his tail," so he accelerated, Maine police said.

Yook said he normally doesn’t speed, got out of his car to ask for a break and refused to get back inside, police said.

He was arrested for criminal speed and his 2014 BMW Z-4 was towed, according to Maine authorities.

Yook could not make bail, went into court the next day, plead guilty to criminal speed and was sentenced to 48 hours in jail (credit for time served) and a $300 fine, police said.

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