Motorcyclist arrested for going dangerous speed of 193 mph on rainy Thruway
Thu, 31 May 2012 12:15:01 GMT —
Authorities say a 28-year-old man in upstate New York has been charged with driving his motorcycle at nearly 200 mph on a highway in the rain.
State police say a trooper clocked Anthony Anderson of Poughkeepsie driving at 193 mph around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany.
This is the same stretch of road where another motorcyclist, Nikkolaus McCarthy, was spotted doing 166 mph earlier this month.
The trooper was able to get a description of the high-performance bike and alerted nearby patrols.
Troopers eventually stopped Anderson in the town of Rosendale. He told them he was headed to a hospital to visit a patient.
Anderson was arrested and issued 14 traffic tickets, including one for speeding.
Anderson was in the Town of Saugerties court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1500 bond.
It couldn't be immediately determined if he had a lawyer.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)