Great Scott! Man Arrested for Hitting 88mph in DeLorean

Reaching 88mph in a DeLorean will get you arrested for speeding, apparently (if you don’t have a flux capacitor). Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

A British man was shocked at what happened when his DeLorean reached more than 88mph. Instead of breaking the time-space continuum, as depicted in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Nigel Mills was arrested for speeding near Margaretting, Chelmsford.

Mills, 55, bought the classic gull-winged car for $30,000 in 2004, but told The Telegraph that he scarcely drives it, mostly taking it out to car shows and the occasional joy ride. “Ironically, I was done for speeding in the car that doesn’t get on the road much,” he said. “I only drive it three or four times a year and did just 200 miles last year.”

Mills was able to successfully fight the summons and avoid any charges. He also insisted that he wasn’t trying to travel into the past to rewrite his family’s history. “I can honestly say I wasn’t trying to time travel. It was at 11 a.m. on Sunday and the road was completely clear,” he said.

It’s unlikely he would have been as successful at time traveling as he was at avoiding the speeding ticket, given that the car was not equipped with a flux capacitor or a Mr. Fusion.

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