For whatever reason, drivers have felt a great need for speed on highways in New Hampshire lately, like the Mainer caught going 120 miles per hour on I-95 in mid-December, or two drag racers who were clocked at 130 miles per hour just days before.

But neither top the man in the orange Corvette who was busted for going 161 miles per hour and leading police on a chase out of "The Blues Brothers."

That was the plight of a driver from Connecticut, as reported by WMUR in July. And maybe he would’ve gotten away with it, too, if he wasn't allegedly going faster than an Amtrak train in a pumpkin-colored car in broad daylight.

So with that in mind, here's what to say when you're caught driving 161mph through New Hampshire:

“It’s not like I was going 162 miles per hour!”

“Are you a mean cop or that friendly, donut-making cop?”

“It’s not my fault – Blink’s gave me sugar and cinnamon!”

“I’m late for my appointment at Leather and Lace (to see Sugar and Cinnamon)!”

“Gas is expensive and Red Bull comes in bulk - you do the math."

“I wanted to grab the best seats possible to see Jon Rineman at The Music Hall Lounge!"

“Am I in trouble for not having fireworks in my trunk?”

“Bernie Sanders showed up in a lab coat and told me to floor it to take us back to 2020.”

“Why’s it have to be ‘Live Free OR Die’?”

"I was trying to escape from the Devil Monkey!"

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