Great Scott! DeLorean driver gets ticket for going 88 MPH

Posted at 10:42 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 13:11:50-04

Great Scott! Instead of going "Back to the Future," a California man is going to traffic court. He was ticketed going 88 miles an hour in his dream car - a DeLorean.

Every "Back to the Future" fan knows if you want to time travel, you have to hit 88 MPH in the iconic vehicle. But new DeLorean owner Spencer White found himself in some serious trouble while driving on the 14 Antelope Valley freeway in the Santa Clarita area recently.

"I looked at the speedometer and it was saying I was going about 85 miles an hour. My mom, she's looking into me and she just says, 'take it to 88, let's do it.' So I took it up to 88 and I was at 88 for about two seconds, right, and immediately I saw a police officer pulled in behind me. The police officer walks up and says 'I pull you over for speeding. do you know how fast you are going?' I said 'did you get me on radar?' And he said 'yeah I did.' He said 'you're going 88 miles per hour," White remembers.

"I busted up laughing and my mother was busting up laughing. He's even got this big grin on his face like he won the lottery. He goes to his car and then he comes back immediately and he's got the radar gun. And he says yeah, Do you want to take a picture of it? And I say yeah I do. With the car and everything it was hilarious."

The speeding ticket will run Spencer about $350 or $400, he said.