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Three motorcyclists cited for going 151 mph in a 55-mph zone

FORT TOTTEN — Three motorcyclists were cited Wednesday for reckless driving after being clocked at 151 mph in a 55-mph zone near Fort Totten, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.

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A state trooper pulled the men over about 8:30 p.m. on Highway 57, about three miles west of Fort Totten, patrol Sgt. Robert Kennedy said.

The three Devils Lake men, who were not identified, were issued speeding citations of $355 apiece. Additional citations of driving without a motorcycle endorsement and no liability insurance were also issued, Kennedy said.

Reckless driving is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,500. The men have been told to appear in Benson County District Court on Aug. 11, Kennedy said.

Kennedy said the men’s names would be released when the state’s attorney formally files charges.

Kennedy said state troopers in the Devils Lake region have been dealing with high-speed motorcycle incidents since April.

“There’s been an ongoing issue this summer with motorcycles,” he said.

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