Dodge has a new two-factor theft deterrent system for its Charger sedan that didn’t come soon enough for one owner.
A Michigan State Police patrol car’s dash camera caught the moment an orange Charger passed it at 120 mph on I-75 in Detroit and fled trying to evade arrest, wrecking just seconds later.
Another driver’s dash camera recorded the crash, in which a Honda CR-V and garbage truck were damaged.
The suspect fled from the scene, leaving behind an empty gun holster in the car, but was soon apprehended by the Hamtramck PD. A Glock pistol with a 50-round drum magazine was found near the scene.
Police said the car was stolen in Georgia and had been involved in several police chases in the area in recent days.
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Dodge has announced a new feature for certain V8-powered Charger and Challenger models that allows for a secondary code to be entered onto the touchscreen in order to get the car to run above idle when using a remote keyfob in an effort to foil thefts using cloned fobs. It will be available for 2015-2021 models soon.