Man Takes 170 MPH Joyride on NY Thruway in Motorcycle

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Recently, a man on a motorcycle was clocked going 170 miles per hour on the New York State Thruway.

After being pulled over for speeding, he was anything but respectful to the officer.

The officer proceeded to explain to him just how fast he was going, but the driver did not want to hear it.

According to the trooper who pulled him over, the driver responded that his motorcycle could easily have topped 190 miles per hour.

The driver, who was 25, was first found heading south on the Thruway around 1:00 p.m. in Ravena, NY.

A trooper saw the driver’s excessive speed, which at that point was 166 miles per hour, and took note of the license plate number of the Suzuki motorcycle.

However, after the driver began to increase his speed, the trooper did not pursue him. Instead, he radioed a description of the driver and his motorcycle over the air.

Eventually, the driver was clocked again by other troopers in different locations going between 150 and 170 miles per hour.

About twenty minutes later, in New Paltz, NY, troopers were finally able to stop the man when he was forced to slow down in traffic.

During the stop, he claimed to have been low on gas and was bragging about the speed that his motorcycle could have been traveling at.

The driver was arrested and charged with speeding, reckless driving, operating out of class due to no having a motorcycle license, and fleeing police.

Currently, he is being held on $20,000 bail in the Albany County Correctional Facility. His fine and potential for jail time will be determined at his arraignment.

Remember, if you are ever pulled over and given a NY speeding ticket, be sure to learn from the mistakes made by this driver and never act foolishly or arrogantly in front of the police.

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This post was written by Adam Rosenblum

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