Postal Worker Caught Engaging in High-Speed Race with Ford Mustang in USPS Delivery Van at 105 MPH

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The United States Postal Service, often associated with slow deliveries, had a surprising incident unfold in Sandusky County, Ohio. A USPS mail carrier was apprehended for engaging in a high-speed race with a Ford Mustang in her Mercedes Metris delivery van, reaching speeds exceeding 100 mph. This shocking event was captured in recently released bodycam footage and detailed in a report from WTVG News.

On April 21st, the incident unfolded on the westbound lanes of Highway 20 in Fremont, Ohio. The sunny Sunday afternoon provided ideal conditions for a race. Law enforcement officers initially noticed the speeding Mustang, but their attention shifted to the USPS-branded Metris van, which swiftly overtook them at 105 mph, prompting them to initiate a traffic stop.

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In the footage, the USPS employee expressed surprise, stating, “I wasn’t aware of my excessive speed.” When questioned about her actions, she could only respond with, “I, perhaps, acted impulsively and should not have done so,” further claiming no association with the Mustang driver.

Details on the specific year and model of the Mustang remain undisclosed. Conversely, the most recent iteration of the Metris in the U.S. market, primarily utilized by USPS, is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Although the top speed specification isn’t readily available (for unknown reasons), reports from some owners suggest achieving speeds slightly above 100 mph, indicating that this particular van was operating at its limits. One can only envision the cacophony of the vehicle hurtling at over 100 mph across Midwest roads.

Official records indicate the case has been closed, resulting in a mere $50 fine for speeding. Nonetheless, had the individual been found guilty of participating in an illegal race, Ohio state statutes would classify it as a first-degree misdemeanor, potentially leading to a 30-day to three-year license suspension and additional penalties such as fines and vehicle confiscation.

The fate of the Mustang driver in this situation remains unknown. In response to inquiries, a USPS representative stated that the incident is undergoing investigation, refraining from elaborating further due to privacy considerations.

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