Police chase motorcyclist at speeds close to 150 mph from Fargo to north of Grand Forks

The 21-year-old man was driving a Suzuki superbike.
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North Dakota state troopers chased a motorcyclist traveling at speeds close to 150 mph during a lengthy chase early Sunday morning. 

According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, the police began the chase around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when the 21-year-old motorcyclist – riding a Suzuki SV1000 superbike – was clocked at 85 mph in a 55 mph zone on Interstate 29 in Fargo. 

The fleeing suspect was speeding north towards Argusville when the chase was called off, only to resume when deputies from Traill County found the motorcyclist blazing north near Hillsboro – about 25 miles from Argusville – with speeds reaching 105 mph. 

Again, deputies were forced to stop pursuit after about 20 miles as the suspect continued increasing his speed on I-29. 

Ten miles further north, deputies tried to stop him for a third time, clocking him at 94 mph before he accelerated to a top speed of 147 mph. That chase continued for 55 miles until he ran out of gas near Drayton, North Dakota at 1:30 a.m. 

The man was booked into Walsh County Jail with charges pending. 

The distance from Fargo to Drayton is 124 miles, according to Google Maps. 

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