Motorcyclist leads police on high-speed chase

Authorities say a biker was trying to get away from them when he ran off the road and crashed in Montgomery County.

August 14, 2013 12:32:52 PM PDT
A police chase in Montgomery County reached speeds of 140 miles an hour before a motorcyclist crashed overnight.

A DPS trooper tried to pull a motorcyclist over in the southbound lanes of I-45 near The Woodlands.

The motorcyclist sped on and led troopers down FM 2920 and then back toward the highway. Authorities say the motorcyclist was traveling at least 100 miles an hour for most of the chase. However, he crashed near Stuebner Airline.

"The suspect ended up taking a curve at a high rate of speed," said Corporal William Frederick with DPS. "He lost control of the bike and went off the roadway."

He was taken to the hospital. There is no word on his condition and authorities have not released his name.

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