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Police: Sugar Grove motorcyclist charged after fleeing at 150 mph

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:32 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 6:18 a.m. CDT
Zachary John Robinson of Sugar Grove, who was charged June 30 with aggravated fleeing and eluding (and other charges).

ST. CHARLES – A Sugar Grove man faces several charges, including a felony, after police said he was driving “well in excess” of 150 mph on a motorcycle from St. Charles to Elburn.

Zachary John Robinson, 26, of the 700 block of Wild Ginger Road, Sugar Grove, was charged June 30 with aggravated fleeing and eluding police, two counts of speeding, improper overtaking of the left lane, passing in a no-passing zone, operating an uninsured vehicle and failing to display registration.

Police reports said a St. Charles police officer observed a motorcyclist “take off at a high rate of speed” when a traffic light turned green at the intersection of Bricher and Randall roads in St. Charles. Police reports said Robinson was traveling about 75 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Police caught up with Robinson when he turned westbound onto Keslinger Road. Police reports said Robinson looked back at the pursuing squad car with its lights engaged, but didn’t stop. Robinson used the opposite lane of the roadway to pass slower traffic, crossing double yellow lines.

The officer was traveling as fast as 130 mph to keep up with Robinson and the pursuit was called off, police reports say. Police estimate that Robinson was driving “well in excess” of 150 mph in a 50 mph speed zone.

The Elburn Police Department later located the motorcycle, which had been hidden behind some trees in a subdivision south of Keslinger Road and east of Route 47 in Elburn. Robinson had also stashed away his helmet and a backpack, which both were recovered by police.

The motorcycle had no speedometer or review mirrors, and no license plate was displayed. Robinson’s backpack contained nine 12-ounce cans of beer and a large bottle of whiskey that was half full. Robinson later stated that he was wearing headphones and “had no idea that police were behind him,” police reports state.

Robinson was charged in March for fleeing and eluding police in Sugar Grove, according to his criminal history.

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