Authorities arrested a 26-year-old man after they say he was caught speeding at 126 mph on a New York highway, MyFoxNY.com reports.

Nassau County police officers arrested Joseph Melendez at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday for allegedly driving drunk at a high speed along the Long Island Expressway. 

Melendez faces reckless endangerment, DWI, reckless driving and 10 other charges, according to the station. 

Police reportedly said the man was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Evolution westbound at speeds clocked by laser at 122 mph. Melendez was allegedly clocked a few minutes later near Exit 41 traveling at a speed of 126 mph.

Officers pursuing Melendez said other drivers were forced to swerve out of the way to avoid being hit from behind by his speeding vehicle. 

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