Motorcyclist leads police on pursuit over 100 mph
A motorcyclist led police on a pursuit on Route 248, Sunday, during which speeds re
portedly exceeded 100 miles per hour.
The bike rider got away after police eventually called off the chase.
According to state police, on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 6:45 p.m., state police were conducting traffic enforcement on SR248 westbound at Club Road in Parryville, utilizing radar.
State police at Lehighton barracks said a motorcycle entered the radar's zone of influence which indicated a speed of 77 miles per hour in a posted 55 mph zone.
A trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the motorcycle for exceeding the maximum speed limit. Police said the operator of the motorcycle failed to stop and a pursuit on SR248 westbound ensued at speed.
State police said the operator of the motorcycle also failed to stop for a red traffic signal at the intersection of SR248 westbound and SR209.
The operator of the motorcycle made a left turn onto SR209, proceeding through the red traffic signal, and began to weave across all three lanes of SR209 southbound, said police. The motorcyclist then proceeded through another red traffic signal at the intersection of SR209 and SR443, traveling at a high rate of speed onto SR443 westbound.
The operator of the motorcycle began to pass other vehicles on a double yellow line, in the opposing lane of travel, on the fog line and shoulder of the roadway to avoid apprehension.
Police said the motorcycle was last seen making a left turn onto Mountain Road before the pursuit was terminated.
The Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop N Lehighton Barracks are attempting to identify the operator of the motorcycle. Anyone with information regarding the operator of the motorcycle is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop N Lehighton Barracks at (610) 377-4270.