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CCPD: Stealth car reports truck driving over 100 mph

Posted at 1:52 PM, Aug 28, 2018

Corpus Christi police have published a video on their YouTube channel showing their stealth car pulling over a truck traveling more than 100 mph.

The video, which was recorded on Aug. 15, 2018, shows the stealth car traveling on State Highway 358 westbound near Greenwood Road.  You can view the video here.

In the recording, the stealth car appears to be watching a motorcyclist. But then, a blue truck enters the left frame and is seen passing multiple vehicles within seconds. Police say the officer spotted the truck before it was seen on video.

Police say the posted speed limit in the area is 65 mph. The CCPD officer quickly enters the left lane and activates his lights.  As both vehicles traveled westbound, police say the suspect driver starts to go into the right lane and then quickly swerves to the left.

The alleged speeder is seen cutting off a car as he crosses two lanes to the right. When asked for comment about this incident, police say the situation could have been a lot worse if the truck struck another vehicle traveling 100 mph.

“Going that fast and he (driver of the truck) hits someone, there is a great increase of serious bodily injury or death,” said Travis Pace, a senior officer with the Corpus Christi Police Department.

The driver of the truck pulled over and was handcuffed. Police say 47-year-old Mario Cruz was charged with reckless driving and transported to the City Detention Center.

Police say the stealth car is out there for your safety.