Miami police officer Fausto Lopez was recently arrested by Florida state trooper D.J. Watts for going 120 MPH on the Florida Turnpike. After a seven-minute chase, Watts, with gun drawn, yelled for Lopez to put his hands out the window (video below).
“Oh yeah, I’m serious!” she shouted. Moments later, Lopez was standing on the side of a busy Florida highway wearing handcuffs.
“Oh my God, I cannot believe this!” Lopez said once he was secured in the back of the trooper’s car. “I cannot believe this at all. I didn’t know you were stopping me, officer. … I never saw you."
“How do you not see a car with blue lights in the dark?” Watts asked.
Lopez explained that he was on his way to an off-duty job at a private school when Watts spotted him dangerously weaving in and out of traffic: "It’s a private school, but it’s some high-end people there. I had to get there by 7 o’clock and I didn’t think I was going to make it.”
Lopez was eventually released after being charged with a second-degree misdemeanor for dangerous driving, according to The Miami Herald.
Even Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado was appalled: “No one should drive 120 miles per hour."