Lexus RX 300: a motorist flashed at 205 km / h

A motorist was arrested because he was driving at high speed with a Lexus RX 300: the speed of 194 km/h was finally retained for the offence.

A few days ago, a Dutch motorist was arrested by the Rapid Intervention Team of the Ardennes Gendarmerie group on theA304 motorwayin Belval, near Charleville-Mézières (08).

While the soldiers were carrying out a radar check using binoculars, they spotted a Lexus RX 300 traveling at a speed of 205 km/hfor a speed limit of 130 km/h on this stretch of motorway.

The Lexus RX seized by the Gendarmerie

The gendarmes then chased the Japanese SUV, and were able to intercept it 18 km later, at a roundabout located at the exit of the highway. The speed retained for the infringement is ultimately 194 km/h : as is now mandatory for any excessive speeding, the motorist’s driving license has been subject to a immediate retentionpending a court decision.

The driver, who was in a little too much of a hurry, therefore had to leave on foot: in fact, his vehicle was seized by the gendarmes, then was impounded for a period of seven days, at the owner’s expense. He also had to pay a deposit of €750, pending the suspension of his driving licence.

The new Alpine A110 put to use

Last month, the Ardennes Gendarmerie swapped its Renault Mégane RS, out of breath with its 300,000 kilometers on the clock, for a Alpine A110 brand new. Bad luck for the driver of the Lexus RX 300, it was the new French sports coupe that was called upon to intercept him, when he had just been caught in the act of speeding.

This Alpine A110 is one of 26 copies ordered last year by the Ministry of the Interior: it went through the preparer Durisotti, before being delivered to the ERI (Rapid Intervention Teams) brigades of the Gendarmerie. Equipped with a 1.8 liter turbocharged engine 252 horsepowerit can easily reach 250 km / h, enough to catch up with the most eager motorists.

Lexus RX: a new generation this year

the Lexus RX is one of the flagship products of the premium Japanese manufacturer: launched in 1998, the compact SUV has since been declined in four generations, which have sold more than 3.5 million copies, including more than 300,000 in Europe.

Lexus has just unveiled the fifth generation RX soundwhich is now based on a new platform and benefits from an optimized architecture, with two hybrid engines offering up to 371 horsepower.

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