English man behind bars after high-speed motorcycle chase
March 09, 2016
An early morning pursuit ended with an English man behind bars last Thursday after the motorcycle he was operating was caught traveling at speeds higher than 100 miles per hour.
According to a report from the Indiana State Police, at approximately 1:10 a.m., ISP Trooper Justin Mears was on Interstate 64 near the 94.5-mile marker when he observed a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed. Mears activated his radar, which indicated that the motorcycle was traveling at 115 miles per hour. Mears then activated his emergency lights and attempted to pull over the motorcycle; however, the driver failed to yield and continued westbound.
The ISP report noted the motorcycle exited I-64 at the 92-mile marker and continued traveling north on S.R. 66, with speeds reaching 125 miles per hour. As the motorcycle neared Water Tower Road, the driver turned into a driveway and stopped. Mears immediately placed the driver into custody, without incident.
Upon further investigation, Mears found that the driver, 28-year-old Dylan Allen, had operated the motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol. Allen was transported to the Crawford County Jail.
Allen was charged with Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction, Class A misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, causing endangerment, and Class B misdemeanor reckless driving.