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MN motorcyclist charged with felony for going 146 mph in Polk County

BALSAM LAKE, WI (WTAQ) - A motorcyclist is free on a signature bond, after being charged with felony reckless endangerment for driving his motorcycle at up to 146 miles an hour.

23-year-old Tyler Gese of Lindstrom Minnesota is due back in Polk County Circuit Court July 29th for a preliminary hearing. He was also cited on traffic counts of speeding more than 45 miles an hour above the posted limit, and passing into oncoming traffic.

According to prosecutors, Gese was spotted going 94 miles an hour last Wednesday night when he passed a vehicle with oncoming traffic on Highway 8. An officer then clocked Gese accelerating from 113 miles an hour to 146.

The officer called for help, and Gese was later pulled over south of Balsam Lake. He reportedly told officers he was going to see his son, and his speedometer was not working.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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