The Oregon State Police would like to know the identity of a motorcycle rider who got away from a state trooper at speeds of up to 14o mph on Wednesday.
About 2:50 p.m. that day, a trooper was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 220 when he saw a motorcycle being driven recklessly.
The motorcycle was paced at over 100 mph, cutting in and out of traffic and using both lanes of the freeway.
When the trooper tried to stop the motorcycle, the rider accelerated to well over 120 mph and passed cars on the shoulder in an effort to get away. At one point in the pursuit, the motorcycle exceeded 140 mph, OSP said.
The motorcycle got off I-5 at Highway 34, went east and then turned on Seven Mile Lane, where the trooper dropped the pursuit. The motorcycle was last seen going north on Seven Mile Lane.
The motorcycle is described as a black sport bike without a license plate. The rider was wearing a black and gray leather jacket and a black and white helmet with a black “rooster comb” style covering on top.
Anyone with information on the identity of the motorcycle rider is asked to call the OSP Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555.