Authorities pursue bullet bike rider going 110 mph on I-15

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ST. GEORGE — A suspect riding a bullet bike on Interstate 15 led troopers on a high speed chase until evading authorities near the state line Friday evening.

At approximately 4:57 p.m., an off-duty Utah Highway Patrol trooper called to report a person speeding southbound on a bullet bike around mile marker 64 just north of Cedar City.

Responding authorities initially chased the motorcyclist in an attempt to pull the suspect over, UHP Trooper Evan Kirby said.

The suspect, believed to be a man, was estimated to have been going approximately 110 mph, more than 30 mph over the established speed limit in that area.

Authorities from UHP stopped giving chase as the suspect went farther south. Instead, units were posted at each exit all the way to the state line with help from Washington County Sheriff’s Office and St. George Police.

“We ended up terminating and never found the guy and no leads on him,” Kirby said.

At some point past mile marker 10, authorities appeared to have lost track of the suspect.

He could have gone all the way down to the state line for all we know,” Kirby said.

The suspect was reportedly riding a camouflage bullet bike and was fully dressed in black wearing a helmet.

Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to contact their local police dispatch or call 911 in the case of a reckless driver or motorcyclist.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or first responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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6 Comments

  • comments December 30, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    well was there a real crime or just speeding? Some of these bikes can easily do 180mph, so 110 seems rather restrained. why don’t they go and find some real criminals?

  • Jim Dandy December 31, 2016 at 7:40 am

    That’s a pretty good run. All the way from Cedar. Now why would anyone volunteer information to get the guy in trouble? BFD. Several cops, 50 plus miles and an unknown amount of tax dollars for what. Not to mention the danger in chasing the culprit. There are plenty of idiot drivers breaking laws that wouldn’t be so hard to nail driving around town.

  • Mean Momma December 31, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Hahaha! Sweet!

  • outsider_100@hotmail.com December 31, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Let’s recap:
    1. A guy driving a crotch-rocket at only 30 over, maybe even weaving in and out of slightly slower moving cars and trucks…..
    2. The laws of physics suggest that a guy/lady on a motorcycle is no match for even the lightest passenger car, let alone a truck or semi…..in a collision.
    3. What is the threat to public safety?

    Natural Selection will take this person out sooner, or later. There are far more important priorities for the public safety team to engage in…..

  • 42214 December 31, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Chase him till he crashes. Then turn off your lights and siren, make a u turn and leave the guy there to figure it out for himself. That’s justice.

  • comments January 1, 2017 at 10:24 am

    A lot of police departments in the US have a policy about not pursuing motorcycles at high speeds. If the cop is chasing the bike at high speeds the cop becomes a much bigger threat to the public than a 400 pound motorcycle. It’s common sense, really.

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