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Man charged after 125 mph Raleigh motorcycle chase

Posted June 5

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— A motorcyclist led troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in a high-speed chase Saturday evening.

According to the Highway Patrol, the chase started on Falls of Neuse Road near Interstate-540 when an officer with the Raleigh Police Department spotted a motorcyclist exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour.

When the officer was unable to stop the motorcycle, a pursuit ensued. The motorcyclist, Alton Jones, reached speeds of 125 miles per hour before he made a quick stop and side-swiped the officer's patrol car.

The officer was not injured in the chase, but Jones was transported to WakeMed with non-life threatening injuries. The patrol car suffered minor damages.

According to the Highway Patrol, Jones has been charged with felony speed to elude, careless and reckless driving, driving 125 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone, red light violation and improper passing.

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  • Catherine Edwards Jun 6, 8:56 a.m.
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    With the new laws in place where if you are in a chase with police you lose your vehicle. This one will cost him.

  • Catherine Edwards Jun 6, 8:55 a.m.
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    This motorcycle looks similar to one where the guy was going way above 70mph on 540W one morning in heavy traffic. They guy was driving between lanes of traffic. Finally, after crossing at least 2 lanes of traffic at the last second got off onto 70W. I thought he was going to get killed or kill someone. If it is the same guy, karma caught up to him.

  • Roland Kandalbar Jun 5, 7:56 p.m.
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    assuming the guy can afford a good lawyer

  • James Barefoot Jun 5, 5:03 p.m.
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    These crochrockets are fast but can not make turns ,, An ole 450 SL Honda would only do about 110, However unless you hit a dead end street, you could leave a patrol car after about 3 turns. Just sayin , Not that I ever saw it happen, In Fayetteville 1973, Raeford road area.

  • Sara Hauser Jun 5, 4:39 p.m.
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    Trying to outrun SHP cruiser with a motorcycle is not too bright IMHO

  • John Townsend Jun 5, 4:03 p.m.
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    Equipment violation if he pays damages to the police car.

  • Bernadette Dan Unger Jun 5, 3:00 p.m.
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    I'm guessing after all the charges are bartered away. he will plead to speeding and running a red light, no loss of driving privilege and possibly a small fine and community service...that he will not ever serve.