Motorcyclist hit 100+ mph police say, chase ends with U.S. 64 crash

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A police pursuit in Wake County ended after approximately 20 minutes when the subject of the chase, a motorcyclist, crashed while exiting U.S. Route 64, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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Troopers gave chase after a motorcyclist was clocked traveling in excess of 100 mph around 7:15 a.m. on N.C. Highway 540, officials said. As troopers attempted to pull the motorcyclist over, the driver exited onto U.S. 64, then continued traveling on U.S. 64 eastbound until they crashed while exiting off on Lizard Lick Road, according to authorities.

The pursuit lasted 21 minutes, officials said. The chase began at 7:16 a.m. and ended at 7:37 a.m.

Quinton Ashawn Jamaar Houston, 30, of the 3500 block of Pickerel Street in Fayetteville, was identified by police as the motorcyclist. He was not seriously injured in the crash and was assessed at the scene, then taken to jail, the State Highway Patrol said.

No one else was injured during the chase and crash.

Houston was going 102 mph in a 70 mph zone, police said. He’s charged with fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, a felony.

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