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Upstate NY biker loses license for 170 mph ride

By Associated Press


RAVENA, N.Y. » 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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ellinaskyrt wrote:
I don't understand why this is topical to Hawaii. I know of one Hawaii resident some years ago who was arrested for going 150 mph and his license was taken away, but that didn't make the Star-Bulletin or the Honolulu Advertiser.
on May 25,2012 | 08:42AM
olos73 wrote:
Why is this Hawaii news? He wasn't speeding on H1.
on May 25,2012 | 09:59AM
inverse wrote:
It is relevant in that in the past, Oahu motorcycle riders have and continue to ride at extreme speed or stunt on Oahu's freeways. Eventually they either get caught by HPD or crash and either kill or seriously injure themselves, but also kill innocent people as well. It was just a few years ago some young guy in the military rode his motorcycle underneath the Nimitz viaduct and broadsided a Nissan Altima(?) ending up killing himself and the Nissan driver. When the motorcyclist crashed into the Altima he literally flipped the Nissan car over onto its roof. Can you imagine how fast that motorcyclist would have been going on Nimitz Hwy to crash into a car and then flip the car upside down?? Maybe not 170 mph but had to be around 100 mph or faster.
on May 25,2012 | 11:56AM
olos73 wrote:
If it was in Hawaii, then OK, it is relevant. But, it is in New York. If a Walmart store was robbed in Kansas, would it be relevant Hawaii news? Or a KFC had a car go through the front door driven by a drunk in Boston? I'd rather see news about Hawaii on the website. If there was a motorcycle accident in Hawaii, that would interest me because then, the residents would know what happened HERE. Not in New York. Next, you'll want every little thing in the other 49 states on this website.
on May 25,2012 | 12:27PM
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