A man fleeing a squad car on motorcycle reached a speed of 290 kilometers per hour on flat straightaways, police said, one of the highest such speeds reported by law enforcement.
The incident on June 30 happened on the Jõhvi-Tartu road in northeastern Estonia.
Police clocked the man going 152 kph and gave pursuit.
"The motorcyclist did not stop and continued at high speed toward Tartu. On straight stretches where the speed limit is 90 kph, his speed went as high as 290 kph," said Jõhvi police official Aleksandr Urb.
The small town of Iisaku did not pose much of a speed bump. As in other settlements, the speed limit here is 50 kph, but he blazed through Iisaku at 163 kph, before finding his way blocked by a slower-moving vehicle and coming to a halt.
The suspect was remanded to jail due to reckless driving. He was sentenced this week to two days in jail and loss of driving privileges for three months.