There was a delay in reporting this arrest due to a technical issue with the Officer’s report writing laptop. The report was “stuck” and has finally been recovered in full. Sorry for the delay.
On Saturday, January 9th at approximately 3 AM Michael James Goe, 18, out of Lake Havasu City was arrested at his residence in the 1800 block of Hickory Lane for Reckless Driving (misdemeanor) and Endangerment (misdemeanor) after he admitted to driving his dad’s girlfriends 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat (valued at $70,000), showing off for his friend, left the roadway and launched approximately 138 feet into a dirt lot near the intersection of Hickory Drive and Walnut Drive where it high centered on the dirt easement (rear tires off the ground) with all airbags deployed. Goe and his passenger(s) then fled the accident scene and went back to his residence on Hickory Drive without notifying the police.
Investigation into the accident determined the vehicle would have been traveling over 50 MPH in a 25 MPH Zone.
When asked for the registered owner, Michael’s father and girlfriend responded to the door. When informed about the incident, she showed no emotion and didn’t say anything. It appeared she was withholding information. When asked what she thought was going on, she replied, “I don’t know anything”.
Michael’s father began to yell to Michael not to answer police questions and to request a lawyer – which indicated that the father of Michael Goe was trying to hinder the police investigation. Michael heard what is father was saying and then requested a lawyer.
After arrest, a red “SRT” (Dodge) key fob was located in Michael’s shorts pocket, which he stated went to the vehicle.
The Dodge website lists the Dodge Challenger Hellcat as “The Fastest Muscle Car Ever” with a 707 Horsepower Engine.