POLICE: Louisville motorcyclist leads cops on 100 mph chase
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Audubon Park Police say they've arrested a man who led officers on a chase that exceeded 100 mph.
According to an arrest report, it started on Poplar Level Road, shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.
Police say Darrell D. Taylor, Jr. was one of several motorcyclists who were traveling northbound on Poplar Level Road and clocked on radar driving 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.
When police attempted to stop the motorcyclists, some stopped, and some -- including Taylor, according to police -- drove on.
Taylor allegedly ran a stop sign at the corner of Clarks Lane and E. Burnett Avenue, and then through a red light at the intersection of Clarks Lane and Preston Highway.
Police say an officer was driving behind Taylor on Preston Highway, with lights and siren activated, trying to stop him. Taylor was allegedly clocked at 100 mph on Preston Highway, but then "continued even faster," according to police.
"The bike was weaving in and out of traffic, passing between cars," police say.
Taylor eventually crashed his motorcycle at the corner of Crittenden Drive and Phillips Lane.
Police say Taylor fled, leaving his wallet and ID behind.
Officers pursued him on foot and eventually captured him on Crittenden Drive. He allegedly admitted to drinking some beers earlier in the evening and smoking marijuana the previous day.
Police say he did not have a motorcycle license -- and said the reason he fled police was because "he was scared."
Taylor was arrested and charged with speeding 25 miles over the speed limit, improper passing, failure to signal, disregarding a stop sign, disregarding a traffic control device, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, fleeing or evading police on foot, driving a motorcycle without a motorcycle license, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and wanton endangerment, according to arrest reports.
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