Two motorcyclists were clocked by troopers going over 130 miles an hour on Interstate-5 Sunday, police said.
One of them was captured and the other got away.
An officer first noticed the speeding motorcycles just before 11 p.m. on I-5 near Cottage Grove. The trooper tried to pull them over and they sped up to about 100 mph, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
Then, the trooper backed off, due to increased traffic conditions and safety concerns in the Eugene /Springfield area.
Some time later, another trooper noticed a speeding motorcycle and tried to pull it over, but the operator once again attempted to elude at speeds that this time surpassed 130 mph, Hastings said.
“Trooper Clay Core was coming up behind to assist Trooper Sether when a second motorcyclist passed at speeds estimated near 150 mph, Hastings said.
One of the motorcyclists managed to escape officers near Coburg. The other suspect, a 28-year-old man from Des Moines, Wash., was arrested for felony attempt to elude, reckless driving and reckless endangering another person.
Investigators said the two were apparently returning to Washington State from a motorcycle rally in southern California.
Police said they have been able to identify the second motorcyclist. They are working to track that person down. A name has not been released.