High-speed motorcycle chase begins at Eagle | VailDaily.com

High-speed motorcycle chase begins at Eagle

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE – A 50-mile police chase that began near Eagle reached speeds of 165 mph Saturday before one motorcyclist was apprehended and another eluded authorities, State Patrol said.Clint Knox, 22, of the Parachute area was arrested and charged with several felonies, including eluding and reckless endangerment.Two motorcycles were clocked at 120 mph going west on Interstate 70 at 7:10 p.m. near Eagle, State Patrol said. The motorcyclists disregarded a trooper who pursued them with lights and siren on the interstate at speeds of over 100 mph, State Patrol said.The riders were spotted again near Glenwood Springs, traveling 90 mph in a 35 mph construction zone, authorities said, and after another chase one rider exited the interstate onto Highway 6.The chase continued west on Highway 6 through unsuccessful roadblocks in the South Canyon area and near Silt with speeds reaching 140 mph, State Patrol said, until Knox hit a patrol car, lost control and crashed west of Silt. He sustained minor injuries.The other rider was pursued on I-70 at speeds that reached 165 mph, State Patrol said, and the pursuing officer ended the chase due to safety concerns.That rider was still at large Sunday night, State Patrol said.Vail, Colorado

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