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The driver allegedly said he did not know how fast he was going.

A Chevrolet Camaro SS driver faces a bit of legal trouble after receiving a speeding ticket for allegedly driving 171 mph on Minnesota's Highway 61.

The black car was spotted by a small-town officer as he was participating in a DWI patrol, in collaboration with the Minnesota State Patrol, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

"When he went by me it was a blur," said Deputy Police Chief Shawn Padden. "It's like a rocket on wheels at that point."

After the officer accelerated to 135 mph, the Camaro reportedly pulled over without incident. He allegedly claimed to have been unaware of his speed, but the excuse was not good enough to avoid a misdemeanor ticket for careless driving. The charge carries a potential penalty of up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines.

"If he hits anything at that speed, a deer or whatever, it's going to end badly for the people in that car and maybe for someone else," Padden said.

The SS packs a 6.2-liter V8 with 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, good for a zero-to-60 mph sprint in four seconds flat.