Winthrop man jailed after forcing vehicles off road while fleeing police at 100 mph on motorcycle
DEKALB JUNCTION – A Winthrop man was jailed Saturday night after fleeing police and forcing vehicles off the road while driving over 100 mph on a motorcycle on U.S. Highway 11, according to state police.
Troopers say they charged Robert E. Baker, 22, with third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.Police said they attempted to stop the operator around 10:45 p.m. while he was travelling over 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.
Troopers said Baker failed to pull over and began passing vehicles in no passing zones, forcing vehicles off the road. The motorcycle allegedly reached a top speed of 120 miles per hour.
Baker was eventually taken into custody just north of DeKalb Junction when his motorcycle ran out of gas, troopers said.
He was also reportedly ticketed for numerous vehicle and traffic violations.
Baker was arraigned in the Gouverneur Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond, officers said.
He is to reappear in the DeKalb Town Court June 10at 7:30 p.m.