Central Oregon Daily▶️ ARREST VIDEO: Oregon deputy tells 176 mph driver ‘absolutely ridiculous’

▶️ ARREST VIDEO: Oregon deputy tells 176 mph driver ‘absolutely ridiculous’

▶️ ARREST VIDEO: Oregon deputy tells 176 mph driver ‘absolutely ridiculous’

▶️ ARREST VIDEO: Oregon deputy tells 176 mph driver ‘absolutely ridiculous’

“That is absolutely ridiculous!”

That’s just one of the things an arresting deputy had to say to the driver of a BMW who was clocked going 176 mph on Interstate 5 near Portland last week. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office released the video of the interaction Monday. 

“176 miles an hour,” the deputy said. “That is absolutely ridiculous. 176 miles an hour,” the deputy says in the more than four-minute video.

It happened last Wednesday, May 17, at 12:32 a.m. on I-5 near Highway 217, southwest of Portland. The sheriff’s office said the deputy allegedly heard and saw a 2016 BMW M3 headed south at high speed. The deputy pulled out his Lidar to clock the BMW doing 176.

Another deputy further south on I-5 saw the BMW take an exit. The sheriff’s office said both vehicles caught up to the car, stopped it at an off-ramp and pinned it in.

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The driver was identified as Milo Schneider, 19.

The video shows deputies ordering Schneider to put his hand outside the car and inform him he’s being arrested for reckless driving.

The deputy makes no secret to the 19-year-old driver how egregious his speed was.

The deputy tells the suspect that he’s been in his job for 25 years and never spotted anyone driving at that speed — later stating that the previous high speed he encountered was 150 mph.

“Do you not cherish your life or anyone else’s?” he asks the driver. The driver replies that he does.

What wasn’t heard on camera was Schneider admitting that his speed reached 183 mph, the sheriff’s office said.

“Your car’s getting towed. That’s the least of your problems at this point,” the deputy says on the video.

Later in the video, the deputy and Schneider calmly talk as the driver is taken to jail. That’s when the deputy explains the gravity of traveling at that speed.

“At that speed, you’re almost traveling almost a football field a second,” the deputy says. “The average person takes one second to react to anything happening in front of them. So, if a guy is 75 yards in front of you and shifts over — it’s over. It’s over. Because he’s going to see you 75 yards back not knowing you’re coming out, 176 miles an hour. Because he’s going to see your way back there because it’s just light and dark, right? And he’s going to shift over and it’s over.”

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The deputy explains that he’s part of the sheriff’s department’s accident investigation team.

“It’s an obliteration of parts. Believe me, brother, I’ve seen it,” the deputy says about crashes at those speeds.

The deputy then suggests that the place for speeding like that is PIR (Portland International Raceway).

“That’s where it’s designed for. The track’s designed for it. There’s no animals. The whole thing’s high-fenced, you know. It’s a controlled environment. But I-5, it’s not a controlled environment,” the deputy says.

The driver responds, “You are right.”

Reckless driving is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail, a fine up to $6,250, or both. It would be determined in court whether Schneider will be found guilty and what punishment he’ll receive.

On the video, the deputy seems to suggest that Schneider has no prior offenses on his record.

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