Cyclist crashes during high-speed chase

April 28, 2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated April 27, 2011 at 11:28 p.m.

A motorcyclist wrecked around 12:40 p.m. Thursday while fleeing from a Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputy.

The chase, which reached speeds of 140 mph, began at 12:35 p.m. Thursday on Southwest Moody Street when a deputy tried to stop him on suspicion of speeding.

At the time the chase began, the motorcycle was traveling 100 mph, said Patrol Lt. Gary Lytle of the Victoria County Sheriff's Office.

The chase ended when the 20-year-old man crashed on Kobitz Road.

"The motorcycle received basic damage and turned on its side," Lytle said.

The man, who was not identified by officials, complained of back pain, but he was not taken to a hospital, according to the sheriff's office.

Lytle said the man was arrested on suspicion of evading with a vehicle and remains in custody. The offense is a felony.



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