North Platte — The Nebraska State Patrol and North Platte Police Department are looking for information leading to the identity of a motorcycle rider who led authorities on a nearly 50 mile pursuit Tuesday evening.
The subject is suspected of speeding, willful reckless driving and felony operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.
On Tuesday at 7:49 p.m., a Nebraska State Patrol Sergeant in an unmarked unit observed an orange and black “sport bike” eastbound on Interstate 80 near mile marker 130 in Keith County. The information was reported to NSP Communications to dispatch a marked unit.
A NSP marked unit located the sport bike at 7:57 pm, traveling eastbound from mile marker 143 traveling at 89 mph in a 75 mph zone. The Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop for speed and willful reckless driving, however the rider refused to stop and fled, leading to a pursuit, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, with speeds reaching 135 mph.
The motorcycle rider engaged in additional traffic violations, passing on the left and right shoulders at a high rate of speed, demonstrating a lack of regard for the riders own safety and that of the other motoring public. The rider exited the interstate at mile marker 177 traveling south of North Platte on Hwy 83, where visual by law enforcement was lost and the pursuit was terminated. Witnesses later reported to law enforcement, the rider proceeded south on Hwy 83 and turned onto State Farm Road traveling westbound.
The rider was wearing all dark clothing with a black, full-face helmet and is believed to be a white, male, approximately 5’10”, slender build approximately 130 lbs. The motorcycle is orange and black, no license plate.
If anyone has any information on this please call the North Platte State Patrol Office at 308-535-8047 or the North Platte Police Department at 308-535-6789. You may also place your tip anonymously on the Lincoln County Crime Stoppers website at lincolncountycrimestoppers.com, visit us on Facebook or call in at 534-8400 or 1 800-933-TIPS.
Source: Nebraska Regional News