ANCHORAGE — A man on a black motorcycle reached speeds topping 140 mph on the Seward Highway on Saturday night while fleeing authorities, according to an Alaska State Trooper report.
Troopers say the motorcycle rider, later identified as 26-year-old Anchorage resident Radames Velazquez-Figueroa, was traveling about 90 mph near mile 93 of the Seward Highway when an officer with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol first attempted to pull him over around 8 p.m. He was on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle, troopers say. The bureau is part of the trooper division and also includes some municipal officers.
The motorcyclist didn't stop and sped away at speeds of 140 to 150 mph, the trooper report said. The motorcycle turned onto Indian Road and the driver fled into the woods. Authorities caught up with him near Rand Road in Indian and found out that his driver's license had been revoked, the report said. Velazquez-Figueroa was arrested on charges of felony eluding and driving with a revoked license, according to troopers. His bail was set at $2,500.