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UPDATE: Motorcycle involved in Missoula Co. high speed pursuit found

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 13:58:02-04


MISSOULA – The Missoula County Sherif’s Office reports that they have found the motorcycle involved in a Wednesday evening high-speed pursuit between Lolo and Missoula.

The incident began at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday when a deputy saw a motorcycle traveling northbound on US Highway 93 near Lolo.

Authorities say the driver of the motorcycle, who was wearing all black, passed the deputy at a high rate of speed.

When the deputy tried to stop the motorcycle the driver of the motorcycle began trying to pull away from the deputy by weaving in and out of traffic. At one point during the pursuit, the suspect nearly lost control of the motorcycle.

The deputy ended the chase near Blue Mountain Road when the deputy decided to terminate the pursuit due to the number of cars.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that at the height of the pursuit, speeds reached approximately 125 miles per hour. The motorcycle was later found by a civilian near Ridge Drive and deputies are following several leads at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 258-4810. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crimestoppers at (406)721-4444.

(October 10, 2018 report)

MISSOULA – A motorcycle speeding up to 120 mph escaped Missoula County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday evening.

Deputy Zach Sargent says an off-duty officer saw the motorcycle going fast through Lolo and called it in. A deputy on shift attempted to pull the motorcycle over at about 6:15 p.m. and the driver took off.

Law enforcement discontinued the pursuit near the intersection of Brooks Street and Miller Creek Road because of the unsafe speeds, Sargent said.

Sargent told MTN News that they do not know who the individual is or why they sped away.