S.C. Trooper tops 140 MPH on I-77 chasing after Clowney

Posted December 10, 2013 6:52 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Featured, Local News

clowney-ticketThis weekend, a South Carolina State Trooper drove twice the posted speed limit on Interstate 77 to catch up with a speeding driver.

That driver turned out to be Rock Hill native and University of South Carolina Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney.

The traffic stop occurred at about 8:30 p.m. on December 7 after a S.C. Trooper clocked Clowney driving a silver Chrysler 300 at 110 miles per hour on Interstate 77 near mile maker 42.

Within 80 seconds of the start of the video, the trooper caught up with Clowney near mile marker 39, having driven a top speed of 140 miles per hour in pursuit of the vehicle.

After speaking with Clowney on the side of the road, the trooper returned to his car to call what was likely his supervisor.

“I was calling to let you know I have Clowney stopped here doing 110,” the trooper said.

Clowney was issued a ticket for $355 and allowed to drive off. He has an optional court date January 9 in Winnsboro.