Motorcyclist Brags About Speed During Chase After Being Caught


motorcycleNew Hampshire police report that motorcyclist David J. Fries, 31, led them on a chase after being clocked at 127 mph in a 65 mph zone, and later bragged that he reached 185 mph in the pursuit.

“[The trooper] activated her emergency lights and siren in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle,” said Sgt. Ron Taylor of the New Hampshire State Police, but “the motorcycle failed to stop, took exit 15E onto Route 393 eastbound and accelerated away rapidly from [the trooper].”

Though Fries was able to shake off the first trooper pursuing him, a second trooper later saw him run a red light and crash into the guardrail on the other side of the road. After being thrown from his bike, Fries fled on foot. About 45 minutes, police found him and were able to subdue him with the help of a K9 unit.

Upon his capture, Fries bragged that he’d reached 185 mph during the chase. He was also found with a hypodermic needle, smoking pipe, and crack cocaine in his possession.

Fries was taken to an area hospital to have his broken ankle and other injuries treated, which he suffered as the result of both the crash and the dog.

He faces such charges as reckless operation, operating without a motorcycle license, resisting arrest and drug possession. Currently, he’s being held on a $30,000 bail.

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