Motorcyclist allegedly going faster than 125 mph on I-5 is arrested
April 5, 2006
A state trooper arrested a motorcyclist on charges of speeding Tuesday morning after the officer spotted a motorcycle traveling faster than 125 mph on Interstate 5 north of Salem, the Oregon State Police said.
Trooper Sean Swisher stopped Jake B. Barnes, 27, of Aurora after Barnes passed him while going south on I-5 near Woodburn, state police spokesman Lt. Gregg Hastings said.
Barnes was riding a 2003 Suzuki SV1000 motorcycle, and Swisher was able to pace it in his unmarked Chevrolet Camaro, part of the state police Aggressive Driving Enforcement Plan.
While trailing the motorcycle, Swisher observed Barnes using all three lanes to pass other traffic, in addition to going between vehicles in traffic, Hastings said.
Barnes was taken to Marion County jail, booked, cited and released with a promise to appear at an upcoming court date.
It was the third ticket written by Swisher this week for a vehicle traveling in excess of 100 mph, Hastings said. One also involved a motorcycle and the other involved a Toyota pickup allegedly going 117 mph on I-5 near the Highway 22 interchange.
-- Dan de Carbonel
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