John C. Hughes, Montana Man, Starts Car Chase With Police As Part Of Bucket List

Montana Man Can Cross 'Start Police Chase' Off His Bucket List

We all have our dreams.

John C. Hughes of Butte, Mont., said he started a car chase with police because he "just always wanted to do that," according to a police report obtained by the Montana Standard.

Hughes, 55, led police on a chase at speeds of more than 100 mph before police used "stop sticks" to deflate his tires and arrest the speed demon. He now faces a misdemeanor count of reckless driving while eluding police.

Police said Hughes was not intoxicated and they found no evidence of drugs or alcohol in the car, according to the Standard.

"That's the first time I've ever heard of anything like that," Sheriff John Walsh told the Standard.

Hughes should perhaps consider himself lucky. Just this Wednesday, a man in Salinas, Ca., crashed his car in a high-speed chase with police, causing his car to roll over multiple times, according to The Californian.

Then again, Hughes didn't make out nearly as well as a British man who sued police after they pursued him for 17 minutes for not wearing his seat belt. The man later settled with police for the equivalent of about $31,000, the BBC reported Thursday.

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