• Motorcyclist reached 145 mph during chase in Whatcom County, troopers say

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    BELLINGHAM, Wash. - A motorcyclist is in custody after officials said he reached 145 mph during a chase in Whatcom County on Tuesday. 

    Officials with the Washington State Patrol said troopers first saw a red Suzuki R600 motorcycle going 130 mph around 1:30 a.m. on I-5 near Northwest Avenue. 

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    Near the Slater Road exit, troopers said the motorcyclist was clocked going 145 mph.  

    Officials said the motorcyclist continued to elude at high-speeds before pulling a U-turn near Gravel Road – where troopers notified Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Troopers said they later terminated the pursuit near Bellis Fair Mall, but said they saw the motorcyclist exited near Sunset Avenue. 

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    When the motorcyclist stopped near Sunset and Ellis, troopers took him into custody without incident on suspicion of eluding. 

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