Teen Clocked Going 142MPH

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former Colorado teenager who was clocked driving 142 miles-per-hour because he was afraid of getting home late is putting the car he was driving up for sale.

16-year-old Brandon Raap faces speeding and misdemeanor reckless-driving charges, and could have his license suspended. He was stopped early Saturday along a rural stretch of highway near Valparaiso, Indiana.

The Raaps moved there from Colorado in July. Before the move, Brandon took a defensive driving class and earned compliments on his driving from teachers.

Dan and Cindy Raap also say their son made a "horrible choice" in speeding.

Now, Cindy Raap says the family's received several offers for Brandon's Subaru Impreza, which she says "concerns" her. She says she wants the experience to remind other youth of the responsibility they accept when they get on the road.

The Raaps say Brandon wants to become a race driver, but they're reconsidering sending him to a racing school next year as he'd hoped.


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