Motorcyle pursuit hit 113 mph
ANDERSON TWP. – A 43-year-old motorcyclist eluded deputies today after a 26-mile pursuit in which his motorcycle reached an estimated speed of 113 miles per hour.
The pursuit began at 11:39 p.m. Wednesday after a deputy attempted to stop a 1990 Harley-Davidson FXR for driving on a closed road on Eight Mile Road at Beechmont Avenue, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said this morning.
The motorcyclist refused to stop and fled north on Eight Mile Road. The pursuit continued on Clough Pike, Wolfangel Road and Ohio 125 in Clermont County where deputies discontinued the chase.
The motorcycle was spotted a short time later going east on Kellogg Avenue, north on Five Mile, east on Interstate 275, and west of Ohio 125. A sheriff’s helicopter took over the pursuit at that point after deputies in cruisers discontinued the pursuit.
The suspect abandoned the motorcycle in the 2000 block of Beechmont Avenue and ran away on foot.
The pursuit lasted 21 minutes.
The suspect, who is still at large, has been identified as Philip Durchholz, of 1200 block of Eight Mile Road, the sheriff’s office said. He is wanted for fleeing and eluding, reckless operation, and driving on a closed roadway.
Anyone with information on Durchholz is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040 or the sheriff’s office at (513) 825-1500.