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Motorcycle rider reaches 161 mph fleeing police in MareniscoSubmitted: 08/10/2018
Motorcycle rider reaches 161 mph fleeing police in Marenisco
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

MARENISCO - A motorcycle rider reached the speed of 161 miles per hour near Marenisco before he was arrested Thursday night.

A Gogebic County Sheriff's deputy first clocked the motorcycle at 123 to 125 mph around 10 p.m near Highways 2 and M-64 in Marenisco. As the 52-year-old man tried to get away, the deputy clocked the motorcycle at 161 mph.

The deputy eventually arrested the man, and the rider is in Gogebic County Jail on charges that include operating while intoxicated, attempted flee and elude, reckless driving, refusal of a breath test, expired registration, no insurance, and resisting and obstructing an officer.

The rider's name has not been released.

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