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Man jailed after ‘testing out’ new car…at 123 mph

A 24-year-old man was arrested by Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday night after he was clocked at over twice the posted speed limit on Oliver Springs Highway.

A deputy on patrol spotted a 2005 model Cadillac CTS-V traveling north at 123 miles an hour in a 55 mile per hour zone at around 11:40 pm and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver, 24-year-old Jacob Coker of Oliver Springs, told the deputy that he “had just purchased the vehicle and was testing it out.”

Coker was arrested and charged with reckless driving, as the deputy wrote that Coker operated his vehicle with “willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property.” Coker was taken to the Anderson County Jail, and his new ride was towed from the scene.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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