Driver clocked at 117 mph on Mopac during rush hour

A busy weekend for the Austin Police Department started when they clocked a driver doing nearly double the speed limit on Mopac. His passenger, a pregnant woman.

Austin Police arrested Etman Saghezli for reckless driving. His bail was set at $2,500. Police clocked him driving 117mph. He was headed North on Mopac during rush hour early Friday evening.

Court records show, when police pulled Saghezli over he had damage on the front of his 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Police believe he may have hit someone shortly before he was caught.

In October 2015, the 22-year old spent thirty-days in jail. He pleaded guilty after fleeing a Plugerville crash. Saghezli is also being charged with assault in Galveston.

Austin Police believe Saghezli may have hit another car on Friday and are asking anyone who might be a victim, or anyone with information to call them, at 512-472-8477.

Also over the weekend, just before dawn on Saturday morning, Austin Police were assisting the Hays County Sheriff's office, as they were trying to stop a P-T Cruiser.

"I seen an officer's car parked on the side of the highway," says Christopher Brown, who was also on the road.

"As I looked to the right, I saw the officer sliding some spikes on the side of the road so when i was coming down the highway I hit them."

Brown was mistaken for the suspect.

"The car started shaking and i slowed down and turned off the highway," he adds.

He says he was met with guns drawn. Handcuffed, he was then thrown in the back of a police car. A few minutes later, Austin Police realized they had the wrong guy.

"They pulled me out of the vehicle and told me they had mistaken my vehicle for another vehicle," Brown says, "and they apologized said I'm sorry but I was scared for my life."

Scared for his life, and left with two flat tires, on his brand new Hyundai.

"I don't understand how you can get a white PT Crusier mixed from a grey vehicle?"

He said Police then gave him a number to call the City of Austin's legal department so they could pay to repair his tires.

"I called them this morning and they were closed so I had to pay this morning to get my tires fixed myself."

Austin Police tell FOX 7 that Brown will likely have to submit a claim to the City's legal department so they can reimburse him.

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