Motorcyclist Caught Driving 144 MPH
Having the pleasure of riding a motorcycle for many years I can with certainty say this guy is lucky to be alive.
A motorcyclist clocked by state police driving 144 miles-an-hour in a 55 mile-an-hour zone in New York’s Putnam County faces having his license suspended.
The state police in Brewster said the motorcycle driven by 21-year-old David Puchalski, of Carmel, was stopped at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at I-84 in the town of Southeast. The driver was clocked going 89 miles-an-hour higher than the posted speed limit.
The driver was freed pending a July 8th appearance in Southeast Court.
State Police Sgt. Ted Daley said that speeding more than 40-miles-an-hour higher than the posted speed limit results in 11 points being charged against the driver’s license, which automatically results in a suspension.
Because you have the talent to handle a bike at this speed doesn’t mean you should. You can never fully anticipate the odd animal or car pulling out in front of you and the resulting mess to follow. Puchalski should immediately sell his bike and not consider another until he is 30. I’ve been told that, at least for some, it’s the age when common sense overrides the stupidity gene.
My question now is how fast was the state police car going to catch this guy and shouldn’t he also receive a ticket for excessive speed? Just a thought.