Upstate NY biker loses license for 170 mph ride
RAVENA, N.Y. (AP) - May 25, 2012 (WPVI) -- A 25-year-old upstate New York man has admitted driving his motorcycle at 170 mph as he tried to get away from police who caught him speeding on the Thruway.
The Times Union of Albany reports that Nikkolaus McCarthy of Charlton will lose his license for 90 days and was sentenced to the 20 days he's already spent in jail.
State police said McCarthy was spotted doing 166 mph in the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 just south of Albany on May 2. A trooper chased him and was able to get the Suzuki's plate number and the rider's description when he slowed in traffic.
But McCarthy sped off again and was clocked at 170 mph before being caught in New Paltz.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor reckless driving.
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