This guy ought to keep his eye on the speedometer, not the thermometer.
A New Jersey man who was clocked going nearly twice the speed limit on a highway tried to dodge a trip to jail by claiming he had come down with coronavirus symptoms, police said Wednesday.
Christopher Ospina, 20, of Haledon, NJ, was clocked doing 130 mph while heading west on I-80 Tuesday, according to state authorities.
Ospina pulled off the interstate in Lodi and stopped at a gas station.
But he later jumped back into his BMW and sped off when he spotted State Troopers coming for him, police said.
The speedster later turned himself in at the Totowa State Police Station, where he tried to tell troopers he had COVID-19 symptoms before being hauled off to jail, cops said. It was not clear if he was really sick.
Ospina could not immediately be reached for comment.