Anthony Anderson likes to go fast. The fact that he was busted doing 193 mph on his motorcycle in New York this week, though, has some wondering if he’s lost his mind.
State police say a trooper clocked Anderson, 28, driving at 193 mph around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night on Interstate 87 just south of Albany. That’s the same stretch of highway where Nikkolaus McCarthy, another motorcyclist, was busted doing 166 mph earlier this month.
For comparison’s sake, a Boeing 737 takes off at speeds of around 160 mph.
The trooper was able to get a description of the motorcycle but had to alert nearby patrols down the road, as he had no shot of catching up with Anderson.
Police finally stopped Anderson in the town of Rosendale, where he told them he was headed to a hospital to visit a patient.
Anderson was issued 14 traffic tickets and booked into the Ulster County jail in lieu of $1500 bond. He has since been released.
Anderson’s motorcycle, a 2005 Suzuki, was impounded at the scene.
Oh, and it was also raining at the time.
Talk about a death wish.
- Motorcyclist clocked going 193 mph on New York highway (rapidcityjournal.com)
- Motorcyclist clocked going 193 mph on NY highway (newsok.com)
- Third motorcyclist clocked at well over 100 mph (timesunion.com)