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Motorcyclist clocked at 135 mph on I-94 in Lake County

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A Crown Point motorcyclist was arrested Wednesday on a charge of reckless driving after being clocked well in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 8:10 a.m. Zachary M. Babich, 19, was eastbound in the far left lane of I-80/94 when, at the Burr Street exit, he passed a trooper at “an extremely high rate of speed.”

Police said that Babich moved to the right exit lane to Grant Street but instead of exiting continued eastbound on the right shoulder, passing numerous vehicles. Babich then shifted left, continuing to pass vehicles “by splitting lanes” and moving “in and out of traffic,” police said.

The trooper, following Babich with lights and siren activated, increased his own speed to 130 mph, until the latter topped out at 135 mph, police said. The trooper “also paced the motorcycle at 125 mph for just under a mile,” police added.

When stopped just west of I-65 and asked why he was going so fast, Babich “stated that he was headed to work for training,” police said.

Babich was transported to Porter County Jail and his motorcycle impounded.


Posted 6/7/2018




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