• Police: driver had no valid motorcycle license
BROOKINGS – A motorcyclist was clocked at speeds of up to 136 mph as he drove through Brookings Friday night.
As a result of his alleged display of speed, 23-year-old Jared Foley of Brookings is now charged with reckless driving, aggravated eluding, speeding 136 mph in a 55 mph zone, no proof of insurance and no eye protection. He was also charged with having no valid motorcycle license.
The speeding cyclist was first observed about 9:30 p.m. by a Brookings County sheriff’s deputy, who attempted to stop the motorcycle as it headed west on the Highway 14 Bypass – traveling at more than 130 mph in a zone marked for 55 mph.
According to the officer’s report, the motorcyclist did not stop for his flashing lights and continued heading west on Highway 14, weaving in and out of traffic.
At one point the driver even passed another vehicle on the shoulder of the road, the deputy said.
The pursuing officer said the motorcycle turned around at a median crossing near the railroad tracks between Volga and Brookings and headed back east on Highway 14 toward Brookings.
The deputy continued to chase the vehicle, which turned south onto Western Avenue and finally came to a stop on Second Street South and First Avenue South in Brookings.
Foley was taken into custody for multiple traffic offenses.