An Augusta man is facing charges after fleeing from police on a motorcycle exceeding 100 mph then crashing into another vehicle.
A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy spotted two motorcycles on Bobby Jones Expressway just before U.S. Highway 1 around noon Wednesday. They were clocked at 150 mph in a 65 mph zone. When the officer initiated his lights and siren, the drivers began swerving in and out of traffic.
According to an incident report, the deputy caught up with one of the motorcycles, a white Kawasaki ZX1000, at Mike Padgett Highway. The motorcyclist ran the red lights at Marvin Griffin and Phinizy roads and rear ended a vehicle stopped at the red light at Tobacco Road.
The deputy arrived at the intersection to find the wreck had already happened and the driver, David Gardner Lowry, 23, of Brigham Trail, lying on the side of the road. When the deputy asked why he ran, Lowry said “because everybody else does,” the report said.
Lowry was taken to a hospital by ambulance due to the amount of road rash to his body. The officer told him he is securing a warrant for his arrest upon his hospital release.
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