Sheriff: Motorcyclist Reached 161 mph While Fleeing Gogebic Co. Deputy

Sheriff: Motorcyclist Reached 161 mph While Fleeing Gogebic Co. Deputy

Created: August 10, 2018 12:16 PM

Authorities say a motorcyclist reached 161 miles per hour during a brief chase Thursday night in Gogebic County.

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Sheriff Pete Matonich says the motorcycle was going 123 to 125 mph on U.S. Highway 2, near M-64 north in Marenisco Township, when a deputy attempted to stop it around 10 p.m.  Matonich says the motorcycle accelerated and continued eastbound for a short distance, then slowed and made a U-turn.

The driver then allegedly headed westbound, reaching 161 mph before turning south on M-64 (Fair Avenue) and coming to a stop.

The driver, a 52-year-old Marenisco man, was arrested and faces possible charges of operating while intoxicated, attempting to flee and elude, reckless driving, refusal of a breath test, expired registration, no insurance, and resisting and obstructing an officer.

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