Spencer White of Santa Clarita, CA was driving in his mother around in his new dream automobile, the 1985 DeLorean. While driving, a car stopped in front of him. White said that he had to downshift and merge into a new lane.
“The car kind of took off on me. DeLoreans square measure quite notable for being slow and this one wasn’t,” he reported to ABC News. When he looked at the speedometer he saw he was at 86 mph. Which was close to the 88 mph from the movies to send the DeLorean time machine traveling through time. “I turned to my momma, who is 65, and said, ‘want to take it up to 88?’ She said ‘oh yeah, of course.’ As a kid in the family station wagon, I’d always tell my mom to take it up to 88. It was the magic number,” White recalled.
As soon as he hit 88 mph, he got pulled over by a highway patrol officer. “I had to open the door, which is always an event, and he’s kind of got a big smile on his face,” White said. “He said, ‘I got you on the radar gun. You’re going 88 mph.’ I started laughing and my mom was laughing harder than that I was. The cop aforesaid, ‘do you want to look at the radar gun? Do you want to take a picture?’ Which of course I did,” recalled White.
He thought that the uniqueness of the case would get him out of his ticket. Instead, he received about $400 citation for speeding. “It was probably one of the most pleasant experiences you could have had been pulled over. I’m not planning on contesting it. I was caught. I don’t glorify the fact that I was speeding. It was wrong and it’s dangerous, particularly in associate degree previous automobile,” White aforesaid.