State police say they cited a juvenile after catching him driving 160 mph on Interstate 94 in Lake County over the weekend.
An Illinois State Police District 15 trooper observed a gray Audi traveling at a high rate of speed around 9:55 p.m. Sunday, according to Illinois State Police Trooper Genelle Jones.
The trooper had clocked the vehicle on radar traveling 160 mph in a 70 mph zone, according to state police.
The trooper did not pursue the Audi, which was traveling eastbound Interstate 94 between Route 173 and Wadsworth Road in Wadsworth.
The trooper was able to identify the driver following a thorough investigation with the help of available technology.
Jones said the driver was a male juvenile from Mount Prospect. He was cited for speeding 35 mph over the limit, a Class A misdemeanor.
The driver will be required to appear in court and the offense carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
The juvenile was released on a $2,500 I-Bond. He was not taken to jail for confinement, Jones said.
“The ISP works hard to track down drivers who commit such serious offenses and does not tolerate the danger this places on the roadways,” state police said.
“Drivers risk losing their driving privileges when they drive at these reckless speeds. Please slow down!” state police said.
In July, state troopers arrested a 17-year-old boy from Waukegan after catching him driving 140 mph on Interstate 94 near Libertyville.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly indicated the state trooper conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle at the time of the offense.