“When asked why he was going so fast, he stated that he was headed to work for training” -Indiana State Police report
June 6, 2018-A 19 year old Crown Point man was arrested early this morning after an Indiana State Trooper says he clocked him travelling at 135 miles per hour on a motorcycle. According to a statement from Police, “This morning at approximately 8:10 a.m. First Sergeant Terrance Weems was working on I-80/94 at the 6 mile marker (Burr St), traveling eastbound in the far left lane when he observed a motorcycle approaching him from behind at what appeared to be a high rate of speed.” In addition to travelling at a very high rate of speed, the driver was making dangerous maneuvers to weave in and out of traffic according to First Sgt. Weems. “The motorcycle then made a lane change to the left and continued to pass numerous vehicles. The motorcyclist was passing vehicles by “splitting lanes” and was also in and out of traffic.”
First Sgt. Weems activated his lights and siren as the motorcycle continued to travel east. “F/Sgt. Weems was able to obtain a radar speed of the motorcycle at 135 m.p.h. He also paced the motorcycle at 125 m.p.h. for just under a mile as he attempted to stop the motorcycle.” The driver ultimately saw First Sgt. Weems and pulled off the roadway just west of I-65 acccording to the report.
The driver, identified as Zachary M. Babich, 19, of Crown Point, IN was detained. When asked why he was going so fast, he stated that he was headed to work for training. Babich was incarcerated at the Lake County Jail where he was charged with Reckless Driving. The motorcycle was impounded by 1st Response towing.
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