Motorcycle clocked at 144mph in a 65mph zone on Tuesday in Rochester – Reuters

ROCHESTER — A 22-year-old Pine Island man was arrested after being clocked 144 mph in a 65 mph zone on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Lt. Lee Rossman.

According to Rossman, a deputy timed the Pine Island man speeding as he headed north on US Highway 63 near Southeast 80th Street around 3:10 p.m.

The deputy followed the motorcyclist but did not attempt to stop him due to the high speed at which the man was moving.

After the motorcyclist stopped at a red light at the intersection of South Broadway and Third Avenue, the deputy parked his vehicle next to the Pine Island man’s motorcycle and told him to turn off the motorcycle.

Rossman said that after the officer exited his vehicle and approached the motorcycle, the man continued to rev his engine, rocking the motorcycle forward, pushing the deputy into the door of his squad car. The driver then lost his balance and laid the bike down.

Rossman said the Pine Island man did not follow the deputy’s orders to get to the ground until the deputy pulled out his Taser.

As the deputy tried to handcuff the man to the ground, a passerby stopped to help the deputy, according to Rossman.

The driver told law enforcement that it was hot outside and that’s why he was driving too fast. The driver also told law enforcement that he had headphones on and could not hear the deputy’s commands.

The Pine Island man was taken to Olmsted County Adult Detention Center on charges of obstruction and speeding.

The deputy suffered bruises and scratches but has since returned to duty, according to Rossman.

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