Patrol: Caught At 148 MPH, Mustang Driver Says He Was ‘Airing It Out’

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 41-year-old Darwin man who was caught driving more than 145 mph in his Ford Mustang GT said he was “airing it out,” according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Authorities said Richard Bernhagen was clocked at 148 mph on July 17 on Tagus Avenue, a county road just outside of Hutchinson, Minn.

The patrol said Bernhagen admitted to 135 mph and said “it was stupid, I know.”

It was issued a citation for 145 mph in a 55 mph zone.

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