Mo­tor­cy­clist ex­ceeded 165 mph, po­lice say

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

CATSKILL >> A New Jersey mo­tor­cy­clist who was clocked at speeds ex­ceed­ing 165 mph while flee­ing from troop­ers was ar­rested af­ter stop­ping for gas at Exit 21, state po­lice said Tues­day.

Kevin W. O’Don­nell, 20, of Wayne, N.J., was taken into cus­tody about 10:20 a.m. Satur­day in Catskill and was charged with the mis­de­meanors of reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, un­law­fully flee­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and theft of ser­vices, as well as nu­mer­ous ve­hi­cle and traf­fic vi­o­la­tions, po­lice said.

Trooper David Howard said O’Don­nell weaved through south­bound Thruway traf­fic on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle and passed ve­hi­cles on the high­way’s shoul­ders af­ter flee­ing from po­lice who tried to pull him over.

Us­ing radar, troop­ers con­firmed O’Don­nell was trav­el­ling at 167 mph, but he was be­lieved to be go­ing even faster, Howard said.

Howard said po­lice lost track of O’Don­nell but were called by toll booth op­er­a­tors af­ter he al­legedly failed to pay the toll at Exit 21.

O’Don­nell was ar­raigned in New Bal­ti­more Town Court and sent to the Greene County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.


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