Police arrest man going 176 mph after engine blows

Car was a race modified Nissan GT-R, similar to this model sold by Nissan. Image courtesy Nissan Motors.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Neil Stanley confirmed that at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday KHP and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a car chase on I-35 with a vehicle that was traveling at speeds of up to 176 m.p.h.

KHP had notified Osage County Sheriff’s Office and Coffey County Sheriff’s Office to assist in intercepting the vehicle and possibly utilizing spike strips. At approximately 7:50 a.m., the vehicle came to a stop near Williamsburg at mile marker 167 when it’s engine blew. The driver was arrested and charged with speeding, failure to signal, fleeing and alluding, impeding traffic, and reckless driving.

The name of the driver has not been released, but it has been confirmed that the vehicle was a Nissan GT-R that had been modified for racing purposes.

According to to KHP, Wichita is hosting an Import Face- Off (IFO) racing event and some vehicles traveling to the event  from Kansas City have been seen impeding traffic on I-35.

KHP urges anyone traveling on I-35 who witnesses dangerous driving behavior to call law enforcement immediately.

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