Massachusetts Police Scold Bragging Twitter Speeder

Published 09/10 2013 11:07AM

Updated 09/10 2013 11:10AM

(WHDH) A Massachusetts man's need for speed is getting the attention of several police departments after he tweeted about his fast drive between two towns.

"Took me 11 minutes to go from Billerica to Haverhill. Just got call from NASCAR to be the next Jeff Gordon," a tweet from the young man's now-deleted Twitter account said.

The young man's tweet may have been too fast and too furious for his own good.

Billerica Police responded by tweeting "Jeff Gordon does his thing on a race track not on public roads."

The state police also responded on Twitter, saying "Not smart, son. You put your life, and those of the motorists around you, in danger."

Google Maps says the drive takes about 30 minutes, nearly three times what the young man said he did it in.

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