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Deputies: Biker Went 131 mph to Evade Them
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kershaw County, SC (WLTX) -- Deputies arrested a Greenville man they say drove at least 131 miles an hour during a vehicle pursuit that ended in his arrest Friday night.

Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies arrested Joshua Damien Boyter on Interstate-20 in Kershaw County, after the man told deputies that he had sped away from authorities before.

A deputy with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office said he "clocked a motorcyclist travelling at 89 mph" on the interstate. That's when the deputy pursued the man, and they say the vehicle sped away, somehow turning off his taillights.

According to deputies, a second deputy received a message from the first one, and he began to drive 70 miles an hour, in an effort to spot Boyter's vehicle.

That's when the second deputy said he measured the biker's speed at 131 miles an hour as the motorcycle sped by. According to investigators, the "chase was approaching a serious accident on I-20," that had stopped traffic for several miles, so deputies ended their pursuit.

As deputies made their way to the accident, they drove down the median, searching for the motorcycle, and they say they found it.

Deputies say Boyter tried to pull out of the traffic, but deputies stopped him before he could get away.

Investigators say Boyter was arrested as drivers around the deputies applauded.

Officials say Boyter showed investigator the "cut off switch" for his taillights, which "was not a standard piece of equipment on the motorcycle."

Deputies say the man told them that he had run from officers before, but had never been caught.

Boyter was charged with failure to stop for a blue light and was transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center. Boyter has previously been arrested fro burglary, grand larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and was wanted in Fountain Inn for traffic violations.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/crimestoppers/article/158862/28/Deputies-Biker-Went-131-mph-to-Evade-Them

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