Man arrested for speeding says he “felt like he was in Grand Theft Auto”

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Man arrested for speeding says he “felt like he was in Grand Theft Auto”

A Florida man who was arrested for driving at 200 kilometres per hour told police he felt like he was in the Grand Theft Auto video game.

A police officer spotted a Nissan SUV speeding at 188 kilometres per hour in a 110 kilometres per hour zone.

The deputy tried to pulled the driver over, but they refused to stop.

The officer noted in the driver’s arrest report that he was traveling at almost 200 kilometres per hour in an effort to catch up to the speeder.

The driver — later identified as 22-year-old Gary Miller — allegedly pulled off the highway on the next exit and continued driving away from the deputy.

Eventually, Miller allegedly pulled into community, but it was gated, so he got stuck and the deputy was able to block him at the community’s entrance.

Miller “immediately opened the driver’s door” and “exited the vehicle with his hands in the air”.

Miller was handcuffed and placed in the back of the police car where he told the deputy that he was on his way to a casino but panicked when he saw the police lights behind him.

To make matters worse, Miller’s driving record showed that he only has a learner’s permit.

While on his way to jail, he allegedly told the deputy in conversation that it “felt like I was in Grand Theft Auto”.

Miller was booked on a felony charge of fleeing or eluding police.