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Motorcyclist crashes after high-speed chase on Interstate 94

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown police and the North Dakota Highway Patrol were involved in a motorcycle pursuit on Interstate 94 that reached speeds over 120 mph Wednesday morning.

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Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger said that around 9:30 a.m., an officer with the Stutsman County Regional Task Force saw a 27-year-old Jamestown man riding a motorcycle west on Business Loop East and tried to pull him over for having a suspended Texas driver’s license.

But the man continued on Business Loop East through Jamestown and got onto I-94 at Exit 257, with two Jamestown police cars and a patrol vehicle in pursuit. Edinger said speeds reached more than 120 mph and that the man threw objects out of his pockets as he drove.

The pursuit ended near the Crystal Springs exit, about 36 miles west of Jamestown, when the man tried to take a curve at high speed, crossed the median and lost control as the motorcycle hit the rumble strip on the eastbound lanes of I-94.

The man was transported to a Bismarck hospital. Edinger said he didn’t know his condition Wednesday afternoon.

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