Miami Police Officer Arrested After Speeding To Work At 120 MPH

Fausto Lopez is someone who does not like to be late for work. Running late this month for his security job, Lopez was clocked speeding at 120 mph and then took police on a car chase. The security position is his second job. He is a Miami police officer.

A Florida highway trooper D.J. Watts spotted Lopez, 35, around 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 11 in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near Hollywood Boulevard. Below, Officer Watts forces Lopez to get out at gunpoint:

He was charged with a misdemeanor and released.

Source: CNN

13 thoughts on “Miami Police Officer Arrested After Speeding To Work At 120 MPH”

  1. There is a further update in this case:

    Female Trooper Who Pulled Over Speeding Cop ‘Fears For Her Life’

    The female highway patrol trooper who made headlines for pulling over and arresting a speeding cop says she fears for her life as a result of stalking and harassment from fellow police officers.

    The Florida Highway Patrol trooper at the center of firestorm after she pulled over a speeding cop at gunpoint said fellow law enforcement officers have created a “life-threatening” situation that caused her to be in such fear for her safety she has become a “hermit.”

    Trooper Donna “Jane” Watts’ 69-page lawsuit, filed in federal court Friday, seeks more than $1 million in damages. She is suing more than 100 police officers and agencies, and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The suit alleges 88 law enforcement officers from 25 jurisdictions illegally accessed her personal information more than 200 times, violating her privacy.

  2. Puzzling, good catch and an excellent outcome, Lopez was going to kill someone with his driving and yet, after being observed dozens and dozens of times speeding at extreme speeds, a PD supervisor actually told the arresting officer not to pull him over. I hope her career isn’t in the toilet and that supervisor should also have been fired. Thanks for the update.

  3. The Miami police should have the cars taken away after their shift , it’s not right they are using them to go to a second job at the taxpayers expence .

  4. Wow!!! After all that, he was only charged with a misdemeaner. Goes to show us that cops ARE above the law.

  5. roger

    on the v12 bmw’s there is a small tag on the drivers door post recommending z rated tires as the vehicle will do in excess of 200mph

  6. Now, as soon as he is on the job, this officer can get in his police cruiser and chase some scofflaw at 120 mph, and the state will argue that his action is safe enough, while the scofflaw’s actions are such a danger to society that he will be incarcerated.

    Meanwhile in Germany, Mom and Pop can drive at 175 mph. What a shame that those German cars are not for sale in the U.S. – they must really be something else.

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