(BROWNSTOWN) – A Columbus man was arrested after a pursuit which reached more than 100 miles per hour began in Brownstown.
Police arrested 28-year-old Erick Omar Rodriguez-Vazquez, on charges of operating a vehicle while never having received a driver’s license and reckless driving, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Brad Barker.
Police received a report of motorcycles racing up and down the streets in the Pebblebrook Subdivision, south of Seymour, off US 31, around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Upon arriving in the area, deputies say they saw two motorcycles traveling north on US 31 at a high rate of speed. One of the motorcycles sped away traveling north, while the other bike turned into the subdivision.
As the motorcycle approached the junction of US 31 and US 50, the bike turned east on US 50 and quickly accelerated, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.
The motorcycle eventually came to a stop in the 12000 block of East US 50, and the driver, Rodriguez-Vazquez, and a female passenger, 42-year-old Kathleen Michelle Leon Guzman of Seymour, was detained.
Rodriguez-Vazquez also received citations for expired license plates, speeding, disregarding a traffic control device and failure to use a turn signal.
Guzman was released from the scene.