SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — A birthday boy will probably remember this joyride for years to come – for all the wrong reasons.
California Highway Patrol says, around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers spotted a car speeding up Interstate 5 near Lambert Road.READ MORE: Hamilton Fans Evacuated After Fire Alarm Goes Off In Sacramento Convention Center
An officer clocked the car at 128 mph, CHP says. The driver was also seen cutting off slower traffic.READ MORE: Missing Marysville Teen Carmen Miller May Be Victim Of Sex Trafficking, Police Say
Eventually, officers caught up to the car and pulled the driver over. As they quickly found out, this driver had just turned 18 barely a few hours prior.
The driver, whose name has not been released, was cited and will now be facing a fine of about $800 – not to mention the higher insurance rates that he’ll have to pay later on.MORE NEWS: Proposed Campground Expansion At Auburn State Recreation Area Draws Concern Over Wildfire Risk
CHP also noted that, while this incident ended safely, traffic collisions are the #1 cause of death for young adults. About 4,000 teenagers died in crashes each year, officers say.