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: California COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery $1.5 Million Winners To Be Selected On Tuesday
An officer clocked the car at 128 mph, CHP says. The driver was also seen cutting off slower traffic.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
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: What You Need To Know About California's Reopening
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.