Motorcyclist Gave Dumb Excuse For Why He Was Recklessly Driving 144MPH
Speeding happens constantly. People going 85 in a 64, or 45 in a 35 all have one thing in common. No matter how fast they are going, they are all getting pulled over.
When some people are pulled over they admit to their wrongdoing and apologize to officers for driving dangerously. Others go through all the excuses under the sun to try and get out of a ticket... but they never do.
One man in Minnesota however, thought he could get away with going 144MPH in a 65MPH zone. His excuse? He was going fast because it was hot outside.
The Pine Island Speeder was identified as 22-year-old Noah Doherty. He was just outside of Rochester Minnesota when he was spotted by police weaving through traffic at an excessive speed. Doherty was going 79MPH OVER the speed limit.
For those who have never driven a motorcycle, driving 144MPH may sound shocking, but the average motorcycle can go 80-165 mph. (Not that you should be driving over 80MPH)
A deputy was able to catch the speeder and pull him over to the side of the road. When the officer told the cyclist to turn off his engine, Doherty began revving his motor. The deputy put his hand on the man’s shoulder and told him again to stop the engine.
The motorcycle suddenly sped forward and the deputy’s arm hit his squad car. At the same time, the motorcyclist lost his balance and fell over.
Sounds like Karma to me...
Doherty resisted arrest, but the officer was able to get him in handcuffs with the help of a passerby.
Of course, while doing the normal traffic stop routine the offer asked Doherty why he was speeding. In which he replied, "it was hot."
I guess now he will have time to cool off in jail.
Noah Doherty was booked on June 14th and charged with Obstruct Legal Process Lawful Execution, Speed Exceed 65 mph Freeway, Driving After Revocation, and Reckless Driving.
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