Seize Singer Trying to Race Police Car
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) Police said western singer Johnny Cash told them he stepped on the gas when he saw a patrolman coming up behind him because:
I just wanted to find out if I could still outrun a police car.
After a six-mile chase up a freeway, officers said, he discovered he couldn’t.
Cash, 31, was cited Thursday for speeding and driving without having his operator’s license with him.
An officer said he saw Cash speeding and gave chase but the singer tried to pull away. Police said their car and a highway patrol cruiser that joined the chase, had to go 90 miles an hour to catch him.
— Associated Press story from the Racine Journal Times, Nov. 29, 1963