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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Clocked at 155

LIVINGSTON, La. - A motorcyclist has been given a couple of days to think about the record he set at least in the minds of state troopers.

Brian Samuel Willis, 20, was clocked zooming down Interstate 12 on Sunday at 155 miles per hour more than two times the speed limit 70, state police said.

"That may be the fastest of all-time in the state," said Trooper Ryan Riley of Troop A. "I can't confirm it, but I don't think anyone has ever gotten anybody at 155. The fastest I know of is like 144."

Riley said he was traveling westbound about 6 p.m. when he got the motorcycle in his radar. Maneuvering his vehicle to the other side of the interstate, Riley tried to follow Willis, but the black Yamaha R6 ducked off the roadway onto state highway 441 and traveled south to state highway 42, Riley said.

At that point, Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies and Springfield police chased Willis back toward Riley, who made the arrest, he said.

"He pulled over once he saw all of us, without incident," Riley said. "He just said he didn't think he was going that fast and he didn't know we were behind him. He thought he was only doing 120 or 130."

Willis motorcycle was impounded and he was booked for reckless operation of a vehicle, flight from an officer and speeding, Riley said.

"The judge refused to set the bond until Tuesday," Riley said. "I think she is going to let him spend a few days in jail."
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 12:44 PM
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Pity he did not have the time to think up the changes & plead about being bewildered & innocent. After all at said pace things would have change like he would be in a perfectly almost silent bit of no wind touching his clothing, helmet, or any part. The sounds from outside would have changed dramatically like sounds from cages & such would be mooted to even his own exhaust plus all the ratteling coming up from his engine--you get that when you are at the pace or even faster when on a bike with a full fairing. Not to mention how the road becomes so narrow & what might have been a smooth road would have become quite bumpy all due to the pace he was moving, not to mention how fast the dots ahead became cages!!!!!!!!!!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 01:39 PM
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"Honestly officer, I really thought I was only going 120-130mph" hahaha. I doubt 155mph is the fastest in that state, maybe for a ticket.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 03:48 PM
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I honestly used that one pretty close, some yrs ago. In saying "Sorry Constable, but the throttle grip tends to jam against the drum of the throttle" & something like 'this is pretty rare which I will have correcting it at the shop'. So was given a 'warning ticket' & yes when I was headed home, at the end of the work day it was with new grips I had put on my bike.

Thing was I was only do 70kph in a 60 kph zone ---55mph in 45mph zone plus the fact that some cages were travelling faster, but then I was on a sportsbike.
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