A motorcyclist is jailed after a chase on Interstate 35 that reached speeds over 150 miles an hour through Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties. The Iowa State Patrol says shortly after 10 o’clock Monday night, a trooper clocked 35-year-old Terry Lee of Liberty, Missouri, going 89 miles an hour in a 70 miles an hour zone near the State Highway 3 interchange.
As Lee continued to speed north on the interstate, another trooper clocked Lee’s motorcycle on radar going 152 miles per hour. The patrol says Lee got off the interstate at the County Road B-43 exit at mile marker 188 and headed east toward Burchinal. Lee then lost control of the motorcycle on a gravel shoulder and wiped out, with a trooper able to bump the bike with his vehicle, preventing Lee from getting up and taking off.
Lee was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail and booked on two different speeding violations and for eluding law enforcement. Despite wiping out, Lee was not injured.
By Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City