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Two Drivers Clock Speeds of 150 mph in Georgia Car Chase

A car chase ensued after two drivers were seen speeding at more than 150 mph near Cumming, Georgia, dashcam footage released by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on September 29 shows.

The footage, which was captured at approximately 10:30 pm on September 24, shows two vehicles speeding past the patrol car on Highway 400, prompting the sheriff’s deputy to give chase.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said that the vehicles were initially clocked at 100 mph, but then increased their speed to more than 150 mph.

One of the cars exited the highway, but the other driver continued until stopped by the deputy on Pilgrim Mill Road. The deputy can be heard telling the driver, “Put your hands up” and “Get out of the car” as he finally pulls over.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver, 27-year-old Tejas Desai, said that since he was already driving at 140 mph there was no reason for him to stop after going that fast.

Desai was arrested for Reckless Driving and Felony Fleeing. The same car had been seen driving at 178 mph the previous night, the sheriff’s office said. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful

Video transcript

[SIRENS]

[RADIO CHATTER]

[RADIO CHATTER]

[SIRENS]

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Clear, clear, clear, clear.

[RADIO CHATTER]

[SIRENS]

[RADIO CHATTER]

- Right up there.

- These outlaws are making a right on 5th and going right through the wheel. Nah, he just hit a curb. Just hit a curb. All right, we're picking up speeds of 70. I'm trying to--

DISPATCH (RADIO): He just keeps cutting through traffic.

[ENGINE REVS]

[BEEPS]

- I just saw him picking up speed. I'm trying, I'm trying.

[SIRENS]

I'm right behind him, I'm getting there.

[BEEPING]

[SIRENS]

He's still picking up speed. Better slow down. There's traffic. There's someone there. I feel like we could turn it on-- he just braked on me. Tag team him. That was a big one. 1371, he's really braking.

[BEEPS]

[RADIO CHATTER]

All right, I got him.

[SIRENS]

- Get out the vehicle!

- I am!

- Put your hands up! I'm trying! I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

- Keep your hands up!

- Get out of the car! Get out of the car!

[MUSIC PLAYING]