‘I have race cars’: Man defends driving new Corvette over 100 mph, police say

Alpharetta police said a man turned Ga. 400 into a racetrack by driving more than 100 mph and weaving between cars.

Channel 2 Action News obtained dashcam footage of police chasing and pulling over James Anthony, who was driving a dark gray 2015 Chevy Corvette.

James Anthony (Channel 2 Action News)

He told police he didn’t mean to drive that fast, but he had an excuse.

“It can handle well. I just got it. I have race cars. I’m sorry,” Anthony allegedly said to an officer at the scene.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Georgia leaders try to stem Hollywood revolt after Kemp’s win
  2. 2 As another season passes, Cobb in dark about final Braves stadium cost
  3. 3 Down and surely out: The fading Falcons fall to 4-6

A patrol officer spotted him driving well over the speed limit near Mansell Road, according to the incident report. Anthony faces reckless driving and speeding charges.

“You know how many lives you just endangered weaving in and out of traffic like that. Absolutely ridiculous,” an officer can be heard saying on the dashcam video.

In other news:

More from AJC