Belgian driving 184 km/h tried drag racing cops

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
A 2008 BMW M3 E92 outfitted in Dutch police colors shown off in Noord-Brabantfile photo

A 26-year-old man from the Belgian province of Lommel, Limburg was busted for driving nearly twice the speed limit while drag racing two police officers. The man, wrongly believing that the two officers wanted to race him while at a red light, took off when the light turned green.

He was pulled over at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday after reaching speeds of 184 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. He had initially sped off the line at the Hilvarenbeekseweg intersection in Hilvarenbeek, Noord Brabant.

The man said he was not aware that the men next to him were police agents, the police said in a statement.

The Belgian man lost his driver's license, received a hefty speeding fine, and a citation, police say.