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Man back in jail for driving 100 mph—to his wedding

Eric Pfeiffer
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Timothy Thompson ended up wearing an orange jumpsuit on his wedding day. (Porter County Sheriff’s Department)

An Indiana man just released from jail was sent back after being pulled over for speeding to his own nuptials, reports the Northwest Indiana Times.

Timothy N. Thompson, 23, was sent to the Porter County jail, from where he said he had been released earlier the same day.

In addition to speeding at an estimated 100 mph, Thompson was cited for resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and reckless driving in his Jeep Grand Cherokee.

But Thompson, who did not make the ceremony, did manage to evade police long enough to pull into the church parking lot where his wedding was about to take place.

Three of Thompson's relatives began "flailing their arms and yelling at him," to which Thompson responded by accelerating, doing a "doughnut" and "creating a thick blanket of tire smoke," according to the police report obtained by the Times.

When finally pulled over by the police, Thompson did not deny speeding. He reportedly told them he was running late for his wedding and had turned on his emergency lights and honked his horn as a precaution to other drivers.

When police momentarily walked away from his vehicle, Thompson got back in his car and accelerated toward the church's entrance.

He also, at some point, according to the report, seemingly nonsensically said, "Oh, I thought you were done and I'm late for a party in Chicago. It now means I have to drive really fast to get there."

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