Two men are behind bars facing various charges after state police say they were clocked traveling over 100 miles per hour on their motorcycles Sunday evening on Interstate 69.
Kentucky State Police reports a trooper activated his emergency equipment after he observed the two motorcycles around 7:15 p.m. Sunday speeding southbound on Interstate 69 at the 148 mile marker. Authorities say the motorcycles did not stop and continued south on I-69 for about three miles reaching speeds of 115 mph, until they reached the 145 mile marker where both motorcyclists pulled over onto the median. As the trooper approached, police say one motorcycle sped away. The state trooper arrested the first subject 41 year old Anthony Rhodes, of Beechmont.
According to authorities, witnesses stated the second motorcycle that sped away from the trooper was located at the Robards exit on I-69 where he had lost control on the exit ramp and went over an embankment. Henderson County EMS responded to the scene by the subject, identified as 24 year old Zachary Sutton of Bowling Green, but he refused medical treatment. Sutton was transported by the state trooper to Henderson County Methodist Hospital for further evaluation where he was treated and released.
Rhodes was charged for speeding 26 mph or greater, reckless driving, improper equipment, first degree fleeing/evading police motor vehicle, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plate, and no registration receipt, as well as two Hopkins County warrants for trafficking methamphetamine greater than two grams.
Sutton was charged with speeding 26 mph or greater, reckless driving, first degree fleeing/evading police motor vehicle, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure to notify address change to department of transportation, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, and improper display of registration plate.
Both men were lodged in the Henderson County Detention Center.