Man’s engine blows up on I-35 after going 176 mph, authorities say

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Robert Bell was arrested for speeding on I-35.

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol confirms it arrested a man for allegedly driving up to 176 miles per hour on I-35 last Sunday morning, March 22.

Robert Bell was arrested after his car’s engine blew out.

He has been charged with speeding, failure to signal, fleeing and eluding, impeding traffic, reckless driving and an expired tag.

Bell was driving a Nissan Skyline GT-R, which was reportedly used for racing. According to KHON-TV, a racing event was held in Wichita over the weekend and some of the drivers, Bell among them, were returning to Kansas City and impeding traffic on I-35.

Along with the Kansas Highway Patrol, Franklin County pursued Bell’s car and also notified Osage County and Coffey County authorities that they may need their assistance in stopping the vehicle.

Bell’s bail was set at $100,000.