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Acura Driver Makes Massive Mistake About Police Cars

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Hint: V6 vs. V8.

There's a lesson to be learned here, specifically that a 2002 Acura CL coupe cannot outrun a police car powered by a Hemi V8. Meet 20-year old Dino Lorenzo Gagliano of Dyer, Indiana. He has an altered perception of reality, but that alone is not illegal. It's what he did last week that's already landed him in the slammer. According to Fox 59, Gagliano led police on a 140-mile per hour chase after a state trooper clocked him at 116 mph on highway I-94. The speed limit was 55 mph.

Gagliano quickly realized the police were in hot pursuit but instead of slowing down and pulling over, he accelerated. Why? Because he thought his 17-year old Acura was faster than a Dodge Charger Pursuit with a Hemi V8 under its hood. The Acura CL came powered by a 3.2-liter V6 good for 225 horsepower. The Hemi-powered Charger Pursuit has at least 370 hp.

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Gagliano continued to increase his speed and even began weaving in and out of traffic despite the fact that traffic was light at that time. The report adds he even passed cars on the outside shoulder on two separate occasions. He didn't even have the sense to just drive straight during his guaranteed to fail plan.

Eventually, Gagliano came to the realization his car was no match for the police cruisers and he came to a stop and surrendered. Once he was taken into custody, Gagliano admitted he thought the police cruisers had V6 engines and was surprised the trooper could keep up with him.

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Gagliano is now sitting in jail after having been charged with resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, speeding, unsafe lane movement, and failure to signal lane changes.

But here's the best part of this whole thing: the report the state trooper filed had the following title: "A Police Hemi V8 can Catch a 2002 Acura."

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