Gwinnett County

Man charged after police say he was driving nearly 120 mph on busy road

DULUTH, Ga. — Duluth police say a man put everyone at risk when he drove his car down a local road at 118 miles an hour.

Police stopped Kenny Hemraj in a 45 mile per hour zone on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard just after 9 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Duluth police video shows the 2007 BMW pulling over as soon as the officer flipped on his lights.

“Do you realize how fast you were going?” the officer asked Hemraj.

“About 90?” Hemraj said.

“I clocked you at 118,” the officer said.

Officers said Hemraj was swerving around other cars when they pulled him over.


“Any reason you are going that fast?” the officer asked Hemraj.

“We just fixed a part on the car and we just wanted to make sure it was good,” Hemraj said. “We just changed the coupler and wanted to check it to make sure.”

Duluth police told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas this was one of the fastest speeds they have ever clocked on a driver.

“From officers who've worked here a while, they've said that's probably one of the fastest they've seen,” said Officer Ted Sadowski with the Duluth Police Department.

Besides a stern lecture, Hemraj was charged with speeding and reckless driving.

“You changed lanes really fast to avoid that car in front of you and then blew fast by everybody else.

There is no reason to be going that fast,” the officer told Hemraj on the video.

The reckless driving charge earned Hemraj a trip to jail. Records show he quickly bonded out a few hours later.