Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

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By the edhat staff

The driver of a Lamborghini was ticketed on Sunday for reaching speeds of 150 mph on Highway 154 Sunday. 

The driver was ticketed for speeding by a Buellton California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer for reckless driving and traveling at nearly three times the legal limit.

CHP shared a phot of a black Lamborghini on the side of the road and a portion of the written ticket that shows the driver was clocked at 152 mph. The posted speed limit is 55 mph.

CHP shared images of the stop on social media with the humorous caption, “154 is the State Route NOT the speed limit.”

As locals know, Highway 154 is a winding narrow highway that takes drivers along tight curves between Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley.

“We know how tempting it can be to ‘open it up’ when your car is fast and the weather is beautiful, but save it for the track,” CHP stated.

With heavy traffic expected throughout the holidays, CHP is asking motorists to slow down, remove distractions, and never drive impaired.

Reckless driving violators could face up to 90 days in jail and be fined as much as $1,000, according to state law.


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Channelfog Nov 26, 2022 04:46 AM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

In the 70's a CHP ticketed me for 85 in a 55 though I was doing 100 in my Mustang fastback. After I would not admit to over 90mph, he said 90+ is Felony speeding. Maybe it was a lie. While no there's justification for speeding, I was on straight freeway, not windy 154. Any speed over a 100 SHOULD be a felony as it endangers the very lives of all in proximity. Car should have been impounded for maximum inconvenience to the driver.

Bird Nov 25, 2022 02:14 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

This wasn't a car chase; apparently, it was a radar catch and was west of 246 and the Noozhawk story said that he "immediately pulled over". That section is pretty much a straight-away, although dangerous with cross-roads.

CreekMoe Nov 24, 2022 11:40 AM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

The idiot cannot drive.
A real car with a real driver could outrun any CHP vehicle.
Especially on the winding road sections.

Time for the AAA to lobby for a HP tax.
ie anything over 100 ho pays a 1000 per HP. Big rigs excluded. Buses. Pickup Trucks. SUVs. etc
Like done in the Euros.

biguglystick Nov 24, 2022 11:22 AM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

This is SO disrespectful, entitled, reckless, dangerous, selfish and heinous. Typical wealthy behavior. Insane. I hope he's prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I drive the 101 round Gaviota most days, and the amount of accidents I see is staggering. SLOW THE EFF DOWN, PEOPLE! Live another day, and don't kill someone else out of your selfishness.

Luvaduck Nov 24, 2022 07:08 AM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

If it had been 154 over the pass, he would have received his just reward. The man was fifty-something and <now> he's remorseful? Uh huh. His brain is fully developed and the car is too expensive to alibi the driver as stupid although he may be a psychopath or "victim" of being entitled to do whatever he pleased all his life. If he can be kept from being injured/killed in jail, he should be celled in a general population cell for a week. That would be shock therapy.

tagdes Nov 23, 2022 08:29 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Forget it already. I had my scanner on a couple of years ago and the CHP stopped and ticketed an AMG Mercedes for over 130 mph 3 times on the 101 South-bound. First two out of SLO and second from Ventura. Ventura was waiting after hearing the "will go again" call from the SLO CHP. Driver stated he had to get to LA and was not remorseful.

Stray Nov 23, 2022 03:03 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Once upon a time, at 70 mph, I was stopped for speeding on Hwy 154. The CHP officer told me that road is rated at most for 55 mph, and in some parts, much less. I took this event to heart and if I drive the 154 at all, I drive at or below the speed limit. Why? Because of the idiots trying to pass over double yellow lines behind you or coming toward you. Because of the steady rate of injury and fatal accidents which occur on a monthly basis. And because of the wild animals using their migration corridors to try and cross the road at dawn, dusk, and dark. Deer, mountain lions, bear. Give them a brake. By the way, Lamborghini models cost from $200,000-$500,000. I'm certain this driver could afford to recover his vehicle if impounded, but it would have been worth the officer's extra time to wait for the tow truck. Now this driver can brag to his buddies how fast he drove on Hwy 154 and how lightly he was punished.

chico berkeley Nov 23, 2022 05:36 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

No one wants to tow a car like that except a Lambo pro because you F it up tryin to tow it, and you hook it up wrong, Mr. tow truck driver will be sued by the guy who can afford that cars attorneys regardless of guilt.
Yes, I had a all- wheel drive German car that got towed wrong and the bill was bigger that the contract for tow-materx20.

Babycakes Nov 23, 2022 02:50 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Arresting the driver or impoundment the vehicle makes no practical sense. Driver was remorseful, so probably no going to speed like that anytime soon. I would love to take a spin in that car as most other drivers would. Some folks like to drive like like turtles, but some of us like to live on the edge and speed!! A DNA thing I guess.

ChillinGrillin Nov 25, 2022 03:04 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Baby: What a silly, naive view of the situation. Oh he was remorseful, well in that case all charges dropped lol. If it was a Latino guy going 100 in a Honda he would have been toast and we all know it. But it was some rich clown in a sports car so he gets off light. Too bad he didn't do us all a favor and try out some cliffdiving.

biguglystick Nov 24, 2022 11:20 AM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Babycakes, No, he was remorseful he was CAUGHT. The vehicle 100% should have been impounded. If he was black or poor it would have been. That kind of speed is beyond reckless, it's selfish, dangerous and callous. Entitled behavior to the max. HEINOUS.

Yeti Nov 23, 2022 01:46 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Yes, the law states that IF they exceed the posted speed limit by 20+ MPH, the chp can confiscate their car. This driver was 100mph over the speed limit and they did NOT confiscate.. I propose that this person was someone famous and the chp cut them a deal and let them go. I can not imagine another reasonable explanation. Too bad!

Lina24 Nov 23, 2022 11:01 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

YETI, agreed, likely someone famous. Do you remember the hush when a local rock legend hit a jogger in this area - driving his Tesla 55 while blinded by the sunset. Apparently they never even tested him for drugs or alcohol. I live nearby and only heard about it months later in Rolling Stone.

a-1669240600 Nov 23, 2022 01:56 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

The noozhawk article has a few more details:

"Griffith said extremely low staffing levels for the Buellton area officers and the lengthy time it takes for an officer to arrange to impound and tow the vehicle led to a decision to let the Los Angeles area man in his 50s to leave with the citation."

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/highway_154_driver_nabbed_traveling_150_mph_lamborghini

That's BS. This man should have been arrested.

RHS Nov 23, 2022 03:48 PM
Lamborghini Driver Ticketed for 150 mph Speeds on Highway 154

Check out "Day Fines." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day-fine This sort of penalty specifically brings equity to the fine concept. Present fines which are "flat rate" so to speak punish inversely to the wealth of the defendant but pretend they are fair. Thanks to Drdyonsphere for reminding us of this option which some enlightened nations have enacted. (I seem to remember a rich guy in some northern European country being fined in the thousands of euros for a speeding case just like this one.) (And don't forget there is a law in CA that could suspend this guy's drivers license on conviction--note the charge shown here is reckless driving a misdemeanor, not just speeding an infraction. Misdemeanors are jailable offenses.)

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