PA Man Charged with DWI Hit 120 MPH, Police Say

Police say a man later charged with driving while intoxicated reached speeds of more than 120 mph on Route 42.

A Pennsylvania man charged with driving while intoxicated hit speeds in excess of 120 mph as he traveled along Route 42 in Gloucester Township last weekend, according to police.

Gloucester Township Police Ptl. Benjamin Lewitt was traveling northbound in the center lane of Route 42 when he observed a Mercedes-Benz pass his marked patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Lewitt was able to catch up to and pull over the four-door 2009 Mercedes. While talking to the driver, identified as 32-year-old Broomall, PA, resident Apostolos Michos, Lewitt smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

Michos, of Warren Boulevard, was placed under arrest for DWI after he was unable to perform standard field sobriety tests, according to Sgt. John Swack. He was released on several summonses.

Police believe Michos was driving the Mercedes at speeds in excess of 120 mph, Swack said.


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