Motorcyclist Eluding Cops had no Idea Airplane was Tracking his Every Move


Comes now the tale of a 19-year-old motorcyclist who allegedly didn’t like the idea of getting pulled over for speeding.

The Washington State Patrol had one of its aircraft flying and directing troopers on the ground to speeding vehicles on Highway 3 near Chico Way. The state uses a plane to conduct a speed trap on occasion, but only in Chico and Highway 16 near the Sedgwick interchange. (Watch a video of them doing air enforcement here.)

When the aircraft spotted the 19-year-old speeding, a trooper on the ground tried to stop him.

But he allegedly just kept going. And as troopers gave chase — up to 100 mph at certain points — the man zigzagged his way around Highway 3 and its exits at Loxie Eagans, Kitsap Way and Austin Drive.

Eventually, when he came to a bus, the troopers on the ground decided to call off the chase. But the aircraft kept its eye on him.

“He was oblivious that a state patrol aircraft was following his every turn,” said Lt. Clint Casebolt.

When the man arrived home, near the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, troopers on the ground gingerly journeyed to his house and arrested him without incident. He’s to be booked into the Kitsap County jail for felony eluding.

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