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PLAINFIELD (CBS) – Plainfield Police stopped a speeding car almost a week ago.

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It was traveling 113 miles an hour on Wallin Drive.

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Police Sergeant Eric Munson says the arresting officer was a little surprised when he saw how fast the man was going in his BMW 3 Series.

“I think he was kind of taken aback at first,” Munson said. “And then he had to take off after the vehicle. So I know his adrenalin was starting to flow at that point.”

The police officer wasn’t the only one whose adrenalin was flowing.

“You just feel a rush,” says Ihusseen Odeh, 21, of Plainfield.

He tells Newsradio he was running late for work–and that’s why he felt the need to go 113 miles an hour–68 miles an hour over the speed limit.

But he says he has regrets, and he’s made a pledge.

“Not to do it again no more,” Odeh said. “That’s what happens when you test drive.”

The car may have passed the test drive. But police say Odeh is not eligible for court supervision and could be sentenced to up to a year in jail.