Thursday, August 12, 2010

130 MPH

- Motorcycle chase through Boulder Canyon reaches speeds of 130 mph

Daily Camera
By Heath Urie, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 08/05/2010 11:47:21 AM MDT

A man on a motorcycle led authorities on a multi-county chase Thursday that topped speeds of 130 mph down Boulder Canyon at one point.

Authorities in Gilpin County began chasing the rider at about 11:30 a.m. on Colo. 119 south of Nederland after he sped off when a deputy tried to pull him over for speeding and passing cars on a double-yellow line.

Boulder County sheriff’s deputies briefly joined in the pursuit, but were quickly called off.

The rider, according to police estimates, reached speeds in excess of 130 mph down Boulder Canyon as he entered the city of Boulder.

Boulder police Sgt. Jack Walker said officers spotted the rider throughout the city during the day, but didn’t give chase.

“We’re not going to chase a motorcycle going 130 mph for speeding,” he said.

Officers saw the rider pass the Boulder County Justice Center and run a red light at the intersection of Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard, according to police radio traffic.

The rider was described as wearing a white helmet, a black jacket and tan pants. He was on a black “crotch-rocket” type motorcycle with dual headlights.

Walker said city officers pulled over several riders matching the description, but none turned out to be the suspect.

If caught, the rider faces possible charges of felony eluding and failing to yield for police.

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